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NÃºÃ±ez Regueiro, M., P. Esquinazi, M. A. Izbizky, C. Durán, D. Castello, and J. Luzuriaga. "Tunneling systems in high temperature superconductors." Annales de Physique 13, no. 5 (1988): 401–406.
Abstract: We have measured the thermal conductivity, sound attenuation and relative variation of sound velocity of compounds of the La-Sr-Cu-O and RBa2Cu3O7 families, where R is a rare-earth. We have found that all these properties can be quantitatively correlated within a tunneling system model similar to that used in amorphous materials. This interpretation would naturally explain the anomalous linear term of the low temperature specific heat observed in these materials.
Keywords: acoustic wave absorption; acoustic wave velocity; barium compounds; high temperature superconductors; lanthanum compounds; rare earth compounds; strontium compounds; superconductive tunnelling; thermal conductivity of solids; tunnelling systems; high temperature superconductors; thermal conductivity; sound attenuation; sound velocity; model; low temperature specific heat; La Sr Cu O