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Controlled symmetry breaking in superconducting UPt_3

Jin, D. S. and Husmann, A. and Rosenbaum, T. F. and Steyer, T. E. and Faber, K. T. (1997) Controlled symmetry breaking in superconducting UPt_3. Physical Review Letters, 78 (9). pp. 1775-1778. ISSN 0031-9007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140707-163033253

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Abstract

We have developed a biaxial-stress calorimeter for use at milli-Kelvin temperatures to study the nature of the double superconducting transition in single crystal UPt_3. We suppress the basal-plane antiferromagnetism and merge the two transitions through c-axis stress, and then break the hexagonal symmetry of the basal plane in a regulated manner through stress along â. We recover a double superconducting transition, but with a shift in the relative sizes of the specific heat jumps for the upper and lower transitions, as well as a different measure of the strength of the symmetry-breaking field.


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Faber, K. T.0000-0001-6585-2536
Alternate Title:Controlled symmetry breaking in superconducting UPt3
Additional Information:© 1997 The American Physical Society. Received 26 February 1996; revised manuscript received 8 January 1997. We are grateful to D. G. Hinks for providing the crystals of UPt3 and to H. Krebs for his skillful machining, and we thank B. Ellman for enlightening discussions. The work at the University of Chicago was supported by NSF DMR95-07873. The work at Northwestern University was supported by NSF DMR90-23629.
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NSFDMR95-07873
NSFDMR90-23629
Issue or Number:9
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 74.70.Tx, 74.25.Bt, 74.25.Dw, 74.62.Fj
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