Superconductivity and magnetic transitions in the heavy-fermion system

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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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
Pages (from-to)2727-2730
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes


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