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Magneto-Transport Properties of Filamentary Aluminum Conductors in Magnetic Fields, 12 — 30 K

  • W. N. Lawless
  • C. F. Clark
  • R. W. Arenz
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)


Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity measurements are reported on a conductor containing four high-purity Al filaments in an Al-Fe-Ce alloy matrix. Measurements in both transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields up to 8 T were made in the 12 – 30 K range, and the data are analyzed according to the Wiedemann-Franz and Kohler relations. These relations are not obeyed by either the transverse or longitudinal magneto-transport components. However, phenomenological functions based on these relations are developed which describe all the experimental data very well.


Electrical Resistivity Matrix Alloy Longitudinal Component Field Level Thermal Conductivity Measurement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. N. Lawless
    • 1
  • C. F. Clark
    • 1
  • R. W. Arenz
    • 1
  1. 1.CeramPhysics, Inc.WestervilleUSA

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