Possible Phase Transition in UPt3 in a Magnetic Field?

M. F. Xu, Y. J. Qian, A. Schenstrom, H. P. Baum, J. B. Ketterson, D. Hinks, M. Levy, Bimal K. Sarma

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Longitudinal sound attenuation was measured in a magnetic field in UPt3. A possible phase transition is indicated by the appearance of a small peak in the attenuation at about 0.6 Hc2. Below this peak, at low fields, the attenuation αs/αn varies linearly with the magnetic field H; close to Hc2, the attenuationhas a parabolic dependence αs/αn∼(Hc2-H)2. The peak, at the change over from linear to parabolic behavior may correspond to a phase transition in the vortex lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1260
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue numberS3-2
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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