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Comparison of Two Different Synthesis Methods of Single Crystals of Superconducting Uranium Ditelluride

Published

Author(s)

Sheng Ran, I-Lin Liu, Prathum Saraf, Johnpierre N. Paglione, Nicholas Butch

Abstract

Single crystal specimens of the actinide compound uranium ditelluride, UTe2, are of great importance to the study and characterization of its dramatic unconventional superconductivity. This protocol describes a process by which to synthesize crystals that exhibit superconductivity, via chemical vapor transport. This is compared to a second protocol by which to synthesize crystals via the molten metal flux growth technique, which produces samples that are not bulk superconductors. Differences in crystal properties are revealed through a comparison of structural, chemical, and electronic property measurements.
Citation
Journal of Visualized Experiments
Volume
173

Keywords

superconductivity, synthesis

Citation

Ran, S. , Liu, I. , Saraf, P. , Paglione, J. and Butch, N. (2021), Comparison of Two Different Synthesis Methods of Single Crystals of Superconducting Uranium Ditelluride, Journal of Visualized Experiments (Accessed July 5, 2022)
Created July 7, 2021, Updated September 7, 2021