Resistivity and AC-calorimetric measurements of the superconducting transition in CeCu2Si2 under very high hydrostatic pressure in a helium-filled diamond anvil cell

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In the ideal pressure conditions of a helium-filled diamond anvil cell, we have been able to probe the resistivity and, for the first time, the specific heat of the heavy fermion superconductor CeCu2Si2 at pressures over 6 GPa, down to temperatures below 100 mK, and in a magnetic field up to 8 T. We clearly observed the superconducting jump using the AC calorimetry technique, which provides a semi-quantitative measure of the sample specific heat. The evolution of the superconducting transition with pressure was observed quasi-simultaneously in a single sample in both the resistivity and heat capacity. The jump in C-p hints at changes in the coupling regime. When T-c is a rapidly varying function of pressure, the resistive transition is broadened and strongly dependent on the measuring current. When T-c has a maximum at 2 K, the residual resistivity shows a peak, and the resistivity is linear in temperature above T-c.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-570
Number of pages4
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

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