Isothermal Superconducting Transitions in Milligauss Fields

  • R. Schreiber
  • H. E. Rorschach


Efforts to detect singularities in the thermodynamic derivatives in the superconducting-to-normal phase transition in bulk material from calorimetric measurements were reported but no deviations from the mean-field theories of superconductivity (GL or BCS) were observed.1–3 In Cochran’s search1 for a λ-type singularity in the specific heat of tantalum and tin the smearing out of the transition due to the inherent imperfections in bulk superconductors obscured any possible singularities.


Critical Field Superfluid Helium Bulk Superconductor Detector Coil Trap Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Schreiber
    • 1
  • H. E. Rorschach
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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