Normal-state properties of RNi2B2C (R=Y,Ho,La) and anisotropic resistivity of single-crystal RNi2B2C (R=Lu, Er, Ho)

I. R. Fisher, J. R. Cooper, K. R. Locherer, R. J. Cava, P. C. Canfield

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Normal-state measurements of RNi2B2C are reported. The resistivity of polycrystalline RNi2B2C (R=Y, Ho and La) has been measured to 600K. All three compounds have a linear resistivity above 300K but the superconducting compounds show a distinct curvature below this temperature. The thermopower and static magnetic susceptibility have been measured for the same samples to 300-400K. Single crystals of the superconducting compounds RNi2B2C (R=Lu, Er, Ho) have been polished into geometric bars for direct measurement of the in-plane resistivity (ρa) and the c-axis resistivity (ρc). The in-plane resistivity of all three compounds is parallel and the effect of spin-disorder scattering is discussed. The resistivity shows very little anisotropy despite the layered structure of these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1628
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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