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Charge density waves and superconductivity in alpha-uranium

Title: Charge density waves and superconductivity in alpha-uranium.
Name(s): VanGennep, Derrick, author
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We have measured the electrical resistivity and magnetoresistance of several α-uranium single crystals under pressure. The residual resistivity ratios (RRRs) of these samples ranged from 158 to 265 and the pressure dependence is discussed. Superconductivity was observed at temperatures varying from approximately 20 mK at ambient pressure to 3 K at 16 kBar and critical fields were observed up to 0.5 T at 16 kBar. Sharp features were seen at each of the three charge density wave (CDW) transitions starting near 40 K. The magnetic field and pressure dependences of the CDWs as well as superconductivity are presented and discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0132 (IID)
Keywords: uranium, charge density waves, superconductivity, resistivity, magnetoresistance
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: November 9, 2012.
Subject(s): Condensed matter
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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