The Superconducting Transition of LuNi2B2C
We studied the superconducting phase transition of the non-magnetic superconductor LuNi2B2C by measuring the thermal expansion with a capacitive dilatometer. We measured the temperature of the superconducting transition and the thermal expansion of this transition along both the a-axis and c-axis of our crystalline structure. We will use an Ehrenfest relation to find the pressure dependence of the superconducting transition. We will compare to other results in the literature.
Cohen, Isaac, "The Superconducting Transition of LuNi2B2C" (2009). URC Student Scholarship.
National Science Foundation - Research at Undergraduate Institutions Grant to Prof. Schmiedeshoff