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Scaling of the magnetoresistance of UBe13 under pressure

  • Author(s): Willis, JO
  • McElfresh, MW
  • Thompson, JD
  • Smith, JL
  • Fisk, Z
  • et al.

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We report magnetoresistance measurements of the heavy electron compound UBe13 above the superconducting transition temperature Tc and below 4 K for pressures P up to 19 kbar and for magnetic fields H up to 9 T. We observe strong negative magnetoresistance at all pressures and temperatures. The resistivity ρ is quadratic in temperature T from Tc up to a maximum temperature of 1 K at 1 bar increasing to 2 K at 19 kbar. The slope of the T2 term decreases with both H and with P. We find that δ(H)≡-[ρ(H)-ρ(0)]/ρ(0) for a given pressure scales as a function of H/T and exhibits power-law behavior over one decade with an exponent of 1.7. In addition, δ(H) at high pressure shows this same power law over a more limited H/T range.

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