Specific heat of melanin at temperatures below 3 K

I. S. Yang, A. C. Anderson

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The specific heat of synthetic melanin, cooled in vitro, has been measured over the temperature range 0.3-3 K. Below 1 K the specific heat has a magnitude and a T1.3 temperature dependence similar to that of metmyoglobin and of polymer glasses. A phase transition previously reported near 2 K for dried melanin was not reproduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2942-2944
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986


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