Effects of Pressure on the Superconducting Transition in Tin


RECENTLY, Muench1 has investigated the displacement of the critical temperatures T c of tin and indium produced by pressures of up to 100 atmospheres (obtained by compressing helium gas), and by pressure of 1,900 atmospheres (obtained by the ice-expansion bomb technique); and he has measured the value of (ΔH cp)T, where H c denotes the critical magnetic field and p the pressure, at temperatures between 1° K. and T c for each of these metals. These experiment are important in that they provide the most complete data yet obtained on the effects of pressure on the superconducting transition.

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    Muench, N. L., Phys. Rev., 99, 1814 (1955).

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    Kan, L. S., Sudovstov, A. I., and Lasarew, B. G., J. Exp. Theor. Phys. U.S.S.R., 18, 825 (1948).

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    Chester, P. F., and Jones, G. O., Phil. Mag., 44, 1281 (1953).

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