Title: Pressure effects on the superconductivity of the HfPd2Al Heusler compound - Experimental and theoretical study
Authors: WIENDLOCHA B.WINIARSKI M. J.MURAS M.ZVORISTE CARMEN ELENAGRIVEAU Jean-ChristopheHEATHMAN STEPHENGAZDA M.KLIMCZUK Tomasz
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW B vol. 91 no. 02 p. 024509
Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92346
ISSN: 1098-0121
URI: https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.024509
https://journals.aps.org/prb/accepted/aa07aO24Kcc10724a3c028d09af1f50034ebfe6cd
http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.7362
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92346
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.024509
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Polycrystalline HfPd2Al has been synthesized using the arc-melting method and studied under ambient pressure conditions by x-ray diffraction from room temperature up to 450oC. High pressure x-ray diffraction up to 23 GPa was also performed using Diacell-type membrane diamond anvil cells. The estimated linear thermal expansion coefficient was found to be α = 1.40(3)·10-5 K-1, and the bulk modulus derived from the fit to the 3rd order Birch-Murnaghan EOS (BMEOS) is B0 = 97(2) GPa. Resistivity studies under applied pressure (p ≤ 7.49 GPa) showed a linear decrease of superconducting critical temperature with increasing pressure and the slope dTc/dp = -0.13(1) K GPa-1. The same behavior is observed for the electron-phonon coupling constant ep(p) that changes from 0.67 to 0.6, estimated for p = 0.05 GPa and 7.49 GPa, respectively. First principles electronic structure and phonon calculation results are presented and used to estimate the magnitude of electron-phonon interaction ep and its evolution with pressure. Theoretical results explain the experimentally observed decrease in Tc due to considerable lattice stiffening.
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