Electrodynamic response of Sr2 RuO4

R. J. Ormeno, M. A. Hein, T. L. Barraclough, A. Sibley, C. E. Gough, Z. Q. Mao, S. Nishizaki, Y. Maeno

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The surface impedance Zs = Rs +i Xs of a number of Sr2 RuO4 crystals has been measured in the frequency range f∼2-15 GHz using a dielectric resonator technique. Zs conforms to the classical skin effect only above 20 K, because the quasiparticle relaxation rate 1 τ approaches 2πf at lower temperatures. Below Tc, Rs decreases while Xs initially increases and peaks at a frequency-dependent temperature. The microwave properties are quite unlike those of conventional and high- Tc superconductors and imply a finite quasiparticle fraction at T=0 with a temperature-independent relaxation time throughout the superconducting state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092504
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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