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Superconductivity of Protactinium

  • R. D. Fowler
  • L. B. Asprey
  • J. D. G. Lindsay
  • R. W. White

Abstract

Superconductivity of protactinium at 1.4°K was first reported l in 1965 by a group at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The result had been expected because of protactinium’s relationship to superconducting neighbors in the periodic table. Workers at Harwell, however, have as recently as 1972 reported2 no evidence of superconductivity in protactinium down to a temperature of approximately 0.93°K. We believe that we have an explanation for this discrepancy.

Keywords

Barium Fluoride Beryllium Copper Kbar Pressure Potassium Alum Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Fowler
    • 1
  • L. B. Asprey
    • 1
  • J. D. G. Lindsay
    • 1
  • R. W. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of California Los AlamosUSA

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