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
Date Published08
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1478-6435
Accession NumberWOS:000307450400002
Keywordsintermetallic compounds, pairs, single crystals, superconducting, superconductivity, thermodynamic and transport properties

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.

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Alternate JournalPhilos. Mag.