Specific Heat of Supra–Conductive Tantalum


THE behaviour of supra–conductive tantalum is far from clear. Early magnetic and electric experiments by Mendelssohn and Moore1, and a more recent determination of the specific heat by Keesom and Désirant2, indicated that pure tantalum showed properties very similar to a supra–conductive alloy3. Further magnetic experiments by Daunt and Mendelssohn4 on a very pure sample, however, yielded results consistent with those obtained on other pure supra–conductors.

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  1. 1

    Mendelssohn and Moore, Phil. Mag., 21, 532 (1936).

  2. 2

    Keesom and Désirant, Proc. Roy. Soc. Amsterdam, 42, 536 (1939); and private communication.

  3. 3

    Mendelssohn, Moore and Pontius, VIIe Cong. Int. du Froid, 1, 431 (1936).

  4. 4

    Daunt and Mendelssohn, Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 160, 127 (1937).

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MENDELSSOHN, K. Specific Heat of Supra–Conductive Tantalum. Nature 148, 316–317 (1941). https://doi.org/10.1038/148316b0

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