Enhancement of spin fluctuations by alloying heavy-fermion UPt3 with Pd

A. de Visser*, J. C P Klaase, M. van Sprang, J. J M Franse, A. Menovsky, T. T M Palstra

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In the course of our investigation of the low-temperature properties of heavy-fermion UPt3, a number of pseudobinary U(Pt1-xPdx)3 compounds has been prepared and their specific heat measured in the temperature range 1.2-30 K. For low Pd concentrations the linear term in the specific heat increases, pointing to an enhancement of the spin-fluctuation effects at low temperatures. Superconductivity has not been observed down to 40 mK in the U(Pt0.99Pd0.01)3 sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of magnetism and magnetic materials
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


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