Bulk superconductivity in the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3

T.T.M. Palstra, P.H. Kes, J.A. Mydosh, A. de Visser, J.J.M. Franse, A. Menovsky

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Abstract

We have investigated the superconducting properties of UPt3 by determining the Meissner effect via ac and dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. We found an upper and lower limit of the superconducting volume fraction of 80% and 30% with magnetization and flux expulsion experiments, respectively. Thus, the superconductivity of UPt3 is a bulk property.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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