Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 101, Issue 3–4, pp 623–628 | Cite as

The growth and characterization of high quality UPt3 crystals

  • J. B. Kycia
  • B. M. Davis
  • J. I. Hong
  • M. W. Meisel
  • D. N. Seidman
  • W. P. Halperin
Metals

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.

PACS numbers

74.70.T 81.10 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Kycia
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. M. Davis
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. I. Hong
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. W. Meisel
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. N. Seidman
    • 1
    • 3
  • W. P. Halperin
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Materials Research CenterNorthwestern UniversityEvanston
  2. 2.Dept. of Physics and AstronomyNorthwestern UniversityEvanston
  3. 3.Dept. of Materials Science and EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanston
  4. 4.Dept. of Physics and Center for Ultra-Low Temperature ResearchUniversity of FloridaGainesville

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