We report the investigations of specific heat, thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power on the intermetallic Lu5Rh4Si10 at temperatures above the superconducting transition Tc ∼ 3.9 K. All measured results consistently show anomalous peaks at its charge density wave (CDW) transition TP ∼ 147 K. The observed peaks in the specific heat and thermal conductivity are significantly large, in contrast to conventional CDW systems. It suggests that possibly strong interchain interactions manifest the CDW transition in this material.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering