Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 361–369

Low-temperature properties of amorphous (Mo1−xRux)0.8P0.2 alloys

  • C. Sürgers
  • H. v. Löhneysen
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Abstract

Amorphous (Mo1−xRux)0.8P0.2 alloys (0.3≤x≤0.7) have been investigated with measurements of the specific heatC and thermal conductivity κ. Also the superconducting properties (critical temperatureTc and upper critical field) have been determined. Well belowTc, all alloys show the familiar behavior known for glasses, i.e.C∼Tn and κ∼Tm withn≈1 andm≈2 which is attributed to tunneling states (TLS). The largeTc allows an unambiguous determination of the coefficients ofC and κ. Compairing our data with literature data, we find no correlation between the TLS density of states and the glass temperature or crystallization temperature, as opposed to insulating glasses where such a correlation appears to exist. The unusual annealing behavior found previously in amorphous Zr−Ni and Zr−Cu, which was attributed to a change in the TLS relaxation-time spectrum, is confirmed in the present work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Sürgers
    • 1
  • H. v. Löhneysen
    • 1
  1. 1.2. Physikalisches Institut der RWTH AachenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Physikalisches Institut der Universität KarlsruheKarlsruhe 1Federal Republic of Germany

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