Physical properties of single crystalline BaSn5

TitlePhysical properties of single crystalline BaSn5
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLin X, Bud'ko SL, Canfield PC
Journal TitlePhilosophical Magazine
Volume92
Pages3006-3014
Date Published08
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1478-6435
Accession NumberWOS:000307450400002
Keywordsintermetallic compounds, pairs, single crystals, superconducting, superconductivity, thermodynamic and transport properties
Abstract

We present a comprehensive study of the binary intermetallic superconductor, BaSn5. High-quality single crystalline BaSn5 was grown out of a Sn flux. Detailed thermodynamic and transport measurements were performed to study BaSn5's normal and superconducting state properties. This material appears to be a strongly coupled, multiband superconductor. H-c2(T) is almost isotropic. De Haas-van Alphen oscillations were observed and two effective masses were estimated from the FFT spectra. Hydrostatic pressure causes a decrease in the superconducting transition temperature at the rate of approximate to -0.053 +/- 0.001 K/kbar.

URL<Go to ISI>://WOS:000307450400002
DOI10.1080/14786435.2012.682180
Alternate JournalPhilos. Mag.