Spin polarization enhanced by spin-triplet pairing in Sr2RuO4 probed by NMR

K. Ishida, M. Manago, T. Yamanaka, H. Fukazawa, Z. Q. Mao, Y. Maeno, K. Miyake

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We report a phenomenon intimately related to the spin-triplet superconductivity. It is well known that the spin susceptibility decreases below the superconducting transition temperature in almost all superconductors because of spin-singlet pair formation, while it may remain unchanged in a handful of spin-triplet exceptions. Here we report the observation in Sr2RuO4 with nuclear magnetic resonance that the spin susceptibility originating from the Ru-4d electron slightly increases by ∼2% of the total and becomes inhomogeneous in the superconducting state. These are reasonably explained if the electron pairs form the equal-spin pairing in the mixed state. A similar phenomenon was predicted for superfluid He340 years ago, but had never been demonstrated in any superconductor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100502
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 11 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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