Superconducting and Magnetic Transitions in the Heavy-Fermion System URu2Si2

T.T.M. Palstra, A.A. Menovsky, J. van den Berg, A.J. Dirkmaat, P.H. Kes, G.J. Nieuwenhuys, J.A. Mydosh

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Abstract

The intermetallic compound URu2Si2 can be classified as a heavy-fermion system because of its large linear specific-heat coefficient γ=180 mJ/mol·K2. Susceptibility, magnetization, and specific-heat measurements on single-crystal samples indicate both a magnetic phase transition at 17.5 K and a superconducting transition at 0.8 K. The magnetic and superconducting properties are highly anisotropic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume55
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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