The growth and characterization of high quality UPt3 crystals

J. B. Kycia*, B. M. Davis, J. I. Hong, M. W. Meisel, David N Seidman, William P Halperin

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Abstract

Single crystals of UPt3 have been prepared. The crystals are shown to have a superconducting transition temperature of 526±2 mK with a transition width of 12.6 ± 0.1 mK. The measured x-ray rocking curve FWHM of the (002) peak is 180 ± 5 arcseconds, compared to a theoretical minimum linewidth as predicted for a perfect UPt3 single crystal of 90 arcseconds. The x-ray characterization, susceptibility, residual resistivity ratio (RRR) and impurity concentration results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-628
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume101
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1995

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Keywords

  • 74.70.T
  • 81.10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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