Hydrostatic Pressure Dependence of the Superconducting and Structural Properties of MgB2

Source: arXiv


In this paper we report parallel in situ neutron powder diffraction and Tc(P) measurements versus pressure on the same MgB2 sample in a He-gas apparatus to 0.6 GPa; in addition, we present Tc(P) measurements in a helium-loaded diamond-anvil-cell to 20 GPa on the same sample. Our results are compared with those of other groups. The high precision achieved in these measurements allows a quantitative evaluation of the change in Tc as a function of the changes in structure. Our results are consistent with electron-phonon pairing in MgB2.

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Available from: D. G. Hinks, Sep 04, 2013