Two-band effects in the transport properties of MgB2

M Putti, V Braccini, E Galleani, F Napoli, I Pallecchi, A S Siri, P Manfrinetti, A Palenzona
2002 Superconductors Science and Technology  
We present resistivity and thermal conductivity measurements on bulk samples, prepared either by a standard method or by a one-step technique. The latter samples, due to their high density and purity, show residual resistivity values as low as 0.5 mW cm and thermal conductivity values as high as 215 W/mK, higher than the single crystal ones. Thermal and electrical data of all the samples are analysed in the framework of the Bloch-Gruneisen equation giving reliable parameter values. In
more » ... the temperature resitivity coefficient, obtained both from resistivity and thermal conductivity, in the dirty sample comes out ten time larger than in the clean ones. This result supports the hypothesis of ref. [1] that p and s bands conduct in parallel, prevailing p conduction in clean samples and s conduction in dirty samples .
doi:10.1088/0953-2048/16/2/311 fatcat:vc5ifdrrhbfrhgexhm3or33ddm