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Author (up) Esquinazi, P.; Luzuriaga, J. url  openurl
  Title Annealing effects on the sound velocity and internal friction in the superconducting and normal states of the Cu30Zr70 amorphous alloy Type Journal Article
  Year 1988 Publication Physical Review B Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 37 Issue 13 Pages 7819-7831  
  Keywords Zr70Cu30  
  Abstract By means of the vibrating-reed technique we have measured the evolution upon low-temperature annealing of the internal friction Q-1 and sound velocity v of the Cu30Zr70 amorphous alloy between 0.1 and 10 K. With an applied magnetic field of 5.6 T we measured also the normal-state behavior of both properties. Upon annealing, the internal friction and the slope of the logarithmic temperature dependence of v in the superconducting state decrease, in agreement with the standard tunneling model. Our results indicate that with thermal treatments, the coupling constant between tunneling systems (TSs) and phonons decreases, and the density of states of the TS remains constant or decreases, at most 25%, in the fully relaxed state, which is in agreement with published specific-heat results in these materials. From our data we conclude that the coupling constant between the TS and phonons should be very sensitive to the relaxed state of the disordered structure. The sound-velocity behavior strongly indicates that relaxation processes up to 10 K involve the interaction with the TS. A well-defined change of slope in v at the superconducting critical temperature Tc is observed in the as-quenched and the first relaxed state, which cannot be explained with the standard tunneling model and the Korringa-like relaxation rate between the TS and electrons. Several features observed in the superconducting and normal states lead to the conclusion that the TS-electron interaction problem remains unsolved.  
  Address Centro Atómico Bariloche, Instituto Balseiro, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina  
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  ISSN 01631829 (ISSN) ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Cited By (since 1996): 9; Export Date: 28 April 2009; Source: Scopus; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.37.7819; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Esquinazi, P.; Centro Atmico Bariloche; Instituto Balseiro 8400 Bariloche, Argentina Approved no  
  Call Number BT @ luzuriag @ Serial 494  
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