Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-28-2011

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Volume

23

Issue

45

First Page

455703

DOI

10.1088/0953-8984/23/45/455703

Abstract

We present detailed thermodynamic and transport measurements on single crystals of the recently discovered binary intermetallic superconductor, SrSn4. We find this material to be a slightly anisotropic three-dimensional, strongly coupled, possibly multiband, superconductor. Hydrostatic pressure causes a decrease in the superconducting transition temperature at the rate of ≈ − 0.068 K kbar−1. Band structure calculations are consistent with experimental data on the Sommerfeld coefficient and upper superconducting critical field anisotropy, and suggest a complex, multi-sheet Fermi surface formed by four bands.

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This is the version of the article before peer review or editing, as submitted by an author to Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/23/45/455703. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

IOP Publishing Ltd

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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