Low-temperature enhancement of the thermopower of amorphous (Zr0.64Ni0.36)1-xAlxalloys Academic Article uri icon


  • Enhancements of the low-temperature thermopower of amorphous melt-quenched (Zr0.64Ni0.36)1-xAlx alloys with x=0, 0.05 , 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25 are shown to be in good agreement with the predictions for the electron-phonon enhancement. The results imply that the low-frequency part of the Eliashberg function alpha 2( omega ) F( omega ) is proportional to omega n with n>1 for these alloys. These alloys are weak-coupling superconductors, and the addition of Al reduces the electron-phonon coupling constant lambda despite the tendency to strong coupling in simple amorphous metals.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhatnagar, A. K., Pan, R., Naugle, D. G., & Kaiser, A. B.

complete list of authors

  • Bhatnagar, AK||Pan, R||Naugle, DG||Kaiser, AB

publication date

  • January 1, 1990 11:11 AM