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Rare Earth Transition Metal Borocarbides (Nitrides) : Superconducting, Magnetic, and Normal State Properties :  Superconducting, Magnetic, and Normal State Properties - Karl-Hartmut Muller

Rare Earth Transition Metal Borocarbides (Nitrides) : Superconducting, Magnetic, and Normal State Properties

Superconducting, Magnetic, and Normal State Properties

By: Karl-Hartmut Muller (Editor), Vladimir Narozhnyi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: March 2001
ISBN: 9780792368786
Number Of Pages: 445

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The quaternary rare-earth transition-metal borocarbides are a new class of magnetic superconductors, discovered in 1994. The book contains a detailed description of the theoretical approaches used to explain the properties of these systems, with their intriguing array of magnetic and superconducting properties. The borocarbides are located in their context among the other magnetic or superconducting systems, especially the magnetic superconductors, and the book shows how our understanding has grown impressively due to the combination of a wide range of high quality samples and advanced measurement techniques. A number of important aspects nevertheless remain to be investigated, and these are outlined especially in the last part of the book.

Prefacep. xi
Introduction and Overview
Quaternary Borocarbides - Discovery and Overviewp. 1
Introduction to the Structure and Chemistry of the Superconducting Borocarbides and Boronitridesp. 21
Effects of Local Moment Magnetism on the Superconducting Properties of RNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Compoundsp. 33
Comparison of the Borocarbide and Boronitride Superconductorsp. 45
Properties of the RNiBC System: a Comparison with RNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 51
Electronic Structure and Properties and Phonon Spectra
Electronic Structure of Y and Lu Borocarbides Determined by de Haas - van Alphen Experimentsp. 63
Electronic Structure and Related Properties of Rare Earth Transition Metal Borocarbides - LDA Bandstructure Analysisp. 71
First Principles Study of Electronic Structure of Rare Earth Borocarbidesp. 83
Specific Heat of Y[subscript x]Lu[subscript 1-x]Ni[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C in the Mixed Statep. 89
Andreev-Reflection and Point-Contact Spectroscopy of Superconducting Rare Earth Transition Metal Borocarbidesp. 95
Inelastic Light Scattering Studies of Borocarbide Superconductorsp. 109
Electrical, Thermoelectric, and Thermal Transport in Single Crystal Rare-Earth Nickel Borocarbides RNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 115
Magnetic Properties and CEF Effects
Neutron Studies of Exchange-Coupled Superconductorsp. 121
Crystalline Electric Field and Cluster Effects in Borocarbide Superconductorsp. 131
Crystal Field Effects in Borocarbides Studied by Inelastic Neutron Scatteringp. 137
Metamagnetic Structures of HoNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 155
Magnetic Excitations in YbNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 163
Anomalous Behavior of Pr-based Borocarbides: Comparison with Cupratesp. 171
Magnetoelastic Effects in Rare Earth Nickel Borocarbidesp. 181
Interplay between Superconductivity and Magnetism
Magnetism and Superconductivity in the Rare Earth Nickel Borocarbidesp. 187
The Interrelation Between Magnetism and Superconductivity in RNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C: The Mossbauer Effectp. 197
Non-Local Effects in Magnetization and Torque of Quaternary Borocarbidesp. 211
Weak Ferromagnetism in Superconducting ErNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 223
Superconductivity and Magnetism in Ruthenocuprates and Borocarbidesp. 233
Influence of Disorder on Superconductivity in Rare-Earth Nickel Borocarbidesp. 243
Magnetic Order and Superconductivity in Ho[subscript 1-x]Lu(Y)[subscript x]Ni[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 255
Recent Aspects of Non Stoichiometry Effects on the Superconducting Properties of HoNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C[subscript x] (x = 0.6 to 1.4)p. 265
Impurity Scattering in Rare-Earth Nickel Borocarbidesp. 275
Anisotropic Upper Critical Field In Tb[subscript x]Y[subscript 1-x]Ni[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Single Crystalsp. 281
Borocarbides: Influence of Magnetic Order on Normal and Superconducting Propertiesp. 287
Coexistence of Magnetism and Superconductivity in HoNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 297
Superconductivity and Magnetism Coexistence in Borocarbides: Some Theoretical Aspectsp. 303
Vortex Lattice
Flux Line Lattice Symmetry Transitions in the Borocarbide Superconductorsp. 313
High Resolution Neutron Diffraction Studies of the Flux-Line Lattice in Borocarbide Superconductorsp. 323
Neutron Scattering Studies of the Flux Line Lattice and Magnetic Ordering in TmNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]Cp. 333
Observation of the Field-Driven Vortex Phase Transition in LuNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Single Crystalsp. 341
Vortex Pinning and Dynamics in Magnetic and Non-Magnetic (RE)Ni[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Superconductorsp. 347
Thin Films and Crystal Structure
Borocarbide Thin Films and Tunneling Measurementsp. 357
Structural and Superconducting Properties of RNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Thin Films (R - Y, Ho)p. 363
C-Axis Oriented, in Plane Textured Borocarbides Thin Films Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition: Structure, Surface Morphology and Physical Propertiesp. 369
About the Coexistence of Two Phases in the ScNi[subscript 2]B[subscript 2]C Borocarbidep. 375
Nature of the Superconducting State in Borocarbides
Unconventional Superconductivity and Borocarbidesp. 379
Eliashberg Analysis of the Physical Properties of Borocarbidesp. 393
Aspects of Superconductivity in Borocarbides: Theoretical View of the Electronic Structure - a Comparison with Cupratesp. 403
Summary and Outlook
Future Directions in Quaternary Borocarbide Superconductorsp. 413
Progress in Borocarbide Researchp. 431
Subject Indexp. 435
Author Indexp. 439
List of Participantsp. 441
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ISBN: 9780792368786
ISBN-10: 0792368789
Series: NATO Science Series II:
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 445
Published: March 2001
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82

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