Low-temperature transport properties of U2Rh2Sn and U2Fe2Sn

André M. Strydom, Paul De V. Du Plessis, Vladimir V. Gridin

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Magnetoresistivity measurements of polycrystalline U2Rh2Sn in an applied magnetic field of 8.29 T reveal a sharp minimum at the antiferromagnetic transition temperature TN ≅ 20 K. The thermoelectric power of U2Rh2Sn exhibits negative values for temperatures T ≤ 24K. At T ≅ 4K, a large decrease in resistivity with lowering of temperature is observed for polycrystalline U2Fe2Sn. This anomaly originates from the occurrence of free tin on the grain boundaries of the sample giving a decrease in resistivity as a result of superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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