Thermal transport properties of MgB2

T. Muranaka, J. Akimitsu, M. Sera

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The thermal transport properties and magnetic susceptibility of MgB2 have been studied. The thermoelectric power with a positive sign shows a nearly T-linear increase up to ∼150 K but shows a saturated behavior at higher temperatures, which suggests the existence of two types of charge carrier. The magnetic susceptibility above Tc shows a Pauli paramagnetism but shows a substantial T dependence which should include the information of the band structure of MgB2. The thermal conductivity shows a suppression below Tc without a clear anomaly at Tc which is a result of the reduction of the normal charge cartier concentration below Tc.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205051
Pages (from-to)205051-215053
Number of pages10003
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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