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The published transition temperatures in PuSb have been analysed as a function of date of measurements for a wide range of properties. Except for one measurement, there is good evidence that the lower transition temperature T(IC) falls progressively with time. Experimental errors due to self-heating or calibration error seem unlikely to explain these changes. Self-irradiation damage could produce the behaviour seen, either due to lattice damage, or due to the increase in impurity levels especially of americium.

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Authors: BLAISE A, CEN Grenoble (FR);HALL R O A, Harwell Laboratory (GB);LEE J A, Harwell Laboratory (GB);MORTIMER M J, Harwell Laboratory (GB);REBIZANT J, JRC Karlsruhe Estab. (DE);SPIRLET J C, JRC Karlsruhe Estab. (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: AERE-R 12609 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from Harwell Laboratory, Chemistry Division, Didcot (GB)
Record Number: 198910819 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en