TY - JOUR

T1 - Electron-electron interaction and normal-state transport in superconducting Ti-(Sn, Ge) alloys

AU - Jian, Wen-Bin

AU - Wu, C.

AU - Chuang, Y.

AU - Lin, Juhn-Jong

PY - 1996/8/1

Y1 - 1996/8/1

N2 - We have measured the resistivity as a function of temperature, ρ(T), of superconducting (Formula presented)(Sn, Ge(Formula presented) (0.03 ≲x≲ 0.12 for Ti-Sn and 0.03 ≲x≲ 0.07 for Ti-Ge) alloys below 25 K. These alloys are chosen because, upon dilute alloying, their impurity resistivities (Formula presented) vary readily from ≊55 to ≊150 μΩ cm, while their superconducting transition temperatures (Formula presented) increase moderately by a factor ∼60%. We find that the overall behavior of ρ(T) can be quantitatively interpreted in terms of the Boltzmann transport (Formula presented) (with A being a constant and n an exponent) plus a temperature-dependent contribution Δ(Formula presented) arising from electron-electron interaction effects in the presence of disorder. Particularly, we observe a disorder dependence of Δ(Formula presented)∼(Formula presented). We also observe that the screened Coulomb interaction parameter F̃, defined in the electron-electron interaction theory, becomes much more negative in samples with increasing (Formula presented).

AB - We have measured the resistivity as a function of temperature, ρ(T), of superconducting (Formula presented)(Sn, Ge(Formula presented) (0.03 ≲x≲ 0.12 for Ti-Sn and 0.03 ≲x≲ 0.07 for Ti-Ge) alloys below 25 K. These alloys are chosen because, upon dilute alloying, their impurity resistivities (Formula presented) vary readily from ≊55 to ≊150 μΩ cm, while their superconducting transition temperatures (Formula presented) increase moderately by a factor ∼60%. We find that the overall behavior of ρ(T) can be quantitatively interpreted in terms of the Boltzmann transport (Formula presented) (with A being a constant and n an exponent) plus a temperature-dependent contribution Δ(Formula presented) arising from electron-electron interaction effects in the presence of disorder. Particularly, we observe a disorder dependence of Δ(Formula presented)∼(Formula presented). We also observe that the screened Coulomb interaction parameter F̃, defined in the electron-electron interaction theory, becomes much more negative in samples with increasing (Formula presented).

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.54.4289

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.54.4289

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0004072774

VL - 54

SP - 4289

EP - 4292

JO - Physical Review B

JF - Physical Review B

SN - 2469-9950

IS - 6

ER -