Superconducting critical field of Nb3Ge1-xSnx pseudobinaries

Samuel A. Alterovitz, Edward J. Haugland, John A. Woollam, John J. Engelhardt, George W. Webb

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Upper critical fields, Hc2(T), and residual resistivities, 0, of Nb3Ge1-xSnx pseudobinaries with 0<~x<~1 produced by chemical vapor deposition were measured in fields up to 140 kG. The upper critical field Hc2(0) exhibits a minimum at x0.4. The temperature dependence of Hc2 for all ternary concentrations follows the theory of dirty type-II superconductors. The coefficient of the electronic specific heat, the band density of states Nb(0), and the electron-phonon coupling parameter are determined as a function of x and 0. Estimated electron-phonon coupling parameters suggest a high Fermi-surface average of McMillan's parameter I2 for Nb3Ge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4485-4492
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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