
R. H. Rodriguez, L. Tosi, M. Menghini, H. Pastoriza and C. A. Balseiro. "Multiple First Order Transitions in Cr Thin Films." Journal of Physics: Conference Series 568, no. 4 (2014): 042031.
Abstract: The incommensurate spin density wave (SDW) in metalic Cr forms below T N = 311K and is characterized by a temperature dependent wavevector Q along the direction. The wavelength varies from 78 Ã… at 300 K to 60 Ã… at 150 K. In thin films, the Qvector orients perpendicular to the film surface and the SDW is forced to satisfy boundary conditions. As a consequence of the confinement, the SDW wavelength is quantized in a set of available modes, each one having n nodes. As the temperature decreases the wavelength does not follow a continuous bulktype variation but jumps between different allowed values. These jumps occur at certain determined temperatures T n as first order type transitions which are accompanied with a decrease ( n to n + 1 nodes) or an increase ( n + 1 to n nodes) of the resistance. In this work, we present transport measurements on Cr thin films showing hysteretic behavior in the resistance as a function of temperature in coolingwarming cycles. The hysteresis loops are thickness dependent and present structures which we associate with the possible multiple transitions that may occur as temperature is swept.



Romero, M. A., A. A. Aligia, J. G. Sereni, and G. Nieva. "Interpretation of experimental results on Kondo systems with crystal field." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 26 (2014): 025602. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/09538984/26/2/025602 (accessed October 4, 2022).
Abstract: We present a simple approach to calculate the thermodynamic properties of single Kondo impurities including orbital degeneracy and crystal field effects (CFE) by extending a previous proposal by K. D. Schotte and U. Schotte [Physics Lett. A 55, 38 (1975)]. Comparison with exact solutions for the specific heat of a quartet ground state split into two doublets shows deviations below $10\%$ in absence of CFE and a quantitative agreement for moderate or large CFE. As an application, we fit the measured specific heat of the compounds CeCu$2$Ge$2$, CePd${3}$Si${0.3}$, CePdAl, CePt, Yb$2$Pd$2$Sn and YbCo$2$Zn${20}$. The agreement between theory and experiment is very good or excellent depending on the compound, except at very low temperatures due to the presence of magnetic correlations (not accounted in the model).



Schmoranzer, D., M. J. Jackson, and J. Luzuriaga. "On the Nonlinear Damping of Mechanical Oscillators in Flows of 4He." Journal of Low Temperature Physics 175, no. 1 (2014): 97–103.
Abstract: In the studies of both classical and quantum turbulence, significant attention is devoted to the investigation of the behavior of various submerged resonators. Upon entering the turbulent regime, the oscillators start to experience a significant drag force, which varies nonlinearly with velocity. We present an empirical way of modeling such systems, and calculate the expected resonant response of such oscillators near the fundamental frequency as a function of the applied driving force. We apply the model to the crossover from linear to nonlinear drag forces and compare with previous models as well as selected experimental data on the transition to turbulence in oscillatory flow of 4He.



Sereni, J. G., M. Gomez Berisso, D. Betancourth, V. F. Correa, N. C. Canales, and C. Geibel. "Evidence for a dimensionality crossover at the disappearance of magnetism in the Kondo lattice alloy CeCo1xFexSi." Physical Review B 89, no. 3 (2014): 035107.



Zemma, E., J. Luzuriaga, and S. Babuin. "Analysis of motion of solid hydrogen tracer particles in oscillating superfluid flows." In Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 012029. Vol. 568., 2014.
Abstract: We have developed a relatively simple cryostat which allows us to image turbulent flows in superfluid helium at temperatures below 2 K, using frozen H2 particles. We analyze the statistics of the velocities of these solid tracers, which follow the turbulent flow generated by oscillating bodies. We have also studied one of the oscillators working in air at room temperature, and traced the flow with solid talcum particles for comparison. Images were recorded by a digital camera at 240 frames per second, while frequencies of the oscillators are between 20 to 45 Hz. The flow is characterized by a modified Reynolds number ReÎ´ based on the viscous penetration depth Î´. Software in a dedicated particle tracking velocimetry code allows us to compute the trajectories and velocities of tens of thousands of particles. We have obtained the number of particles for equally spaced intervals of the velocity modulus. For the oscillators in the superfluid, the probability of finding particles at higher velocities has an exponential decay. Within our resolution the statistics in the superfluid for oscillating objects with sharp borders is largely independent of ReÎ´, while the logarithmic decay at low velocities seems faster than for high velocities for rounded objects. On the other hand, for data taken in air the result is closer to a classical Gaussian distribution of velocities.

