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Nonunitary Triplet Pairing in the Centrosymmetric Superconductor LaNiGa2

Hillier, Adrian D, Quintanilla, Jorge, Mazidian, Bayan, Annett, James F, Cywinski, Robert (2012) Nonunitary Triplet Pairing in the Centrosymmetric Superconductor LaNiGa2. Physical Review Letters: Moving Physics Forward, 109 (9). 0-0. ISSN 0031-9007. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.097001) (KAR id:30430)


Muon spin rotation and relaxation experiments on the centrosymmetric intermetallic superconductor LaNiGa2 are reported. The appearance of spontaneous magnetic fields coincides with the onset of superconductivity, implying that the superconducting state breaks time reversal symmetry, similarly to noncentrosymmetric LaNiC2. Only four triplet states are compatible with this observation, all of which are nonunitary triplets. This suggests that LaNiGa2 is the centrosymmetric analogue of LaNiC2. We argue that these materials are representatives of a new family of paramagnetic nonunitary superconductors.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.097001
Additional information: Article number: 097001
Uncontrolled keywords: Physics of Quantum Materials
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC174.12 Quantum theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Jorge Quintanilla Tizon
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 13:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:08 UTC
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