Phase diagram of UPt3 from ultrasonic velocity measurements

Author(s): S. Adenwalla, S. W. Lin, Q. Z. Ran, Z. Zhao, J. B. Ketterson, J. A. Sauls, L. Taillefer, D. G. Hinks, M. Levy, and Bimal K. Sarma
Comments: 4 Journal pages
Journal-ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 2298-2301 29 (1990)


We present measurements of longitudinal ultrasonic velocity on single crystals of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3. The measurements show clear signatures of second-order phase transitions in the superconducting state, with the velocity anomalies well accounted for by Ginzburg-Landau theory. From these signatures we construct a phase diagram for UPt3 that reveals all the boundary lines that have been identified as possible phase transitions. We are able to track the phase transition lines to a tetracritical point, located on the upper-critical-field curve, to within the width of the normal-superconducting transition.

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