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Influence of the crystal field potential on the superconducting properties of PrRU4Sb12

Influence of the crystal field potential on the superconducting properties of PrRU4Sb12
Influence of the crystal field potential on the superconducting properties of PrRU4Sb12
We have determined the crystal field potential of the superconductor PrRu4Sb12 View the MathML sourceusing inelastic neutron scattering. The ground state of the Pr+3 ions in Th point group symmetry is a ?1 singlet with a ?5 triplet at an energy of ?not, vert, similar5.6 meV. Comparison with recent results on the PrOs4Sb12 compound, where View the MathML source and ?not, vert, similar0.6 meV, supports the conjecture that inelastic quadrupolar fluctuations (or aspherical Coulomb scattering) are responsible for the strong enhancement of Tc. In PrRu4Sb12, the effect is reduced by the higher energy of the first excited level.
superconductivity, crystal fields, inelastic neutron scattering
0921-4526
983-985
Adroja, D.T.
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Park, J.G.
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Goremychkin, E.A.
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Ishikawa, M.
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McEwen, K.A.
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Osborn, R.
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Hillier, A.D.
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Rainford, B.D.
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Goremychkin, E.A.
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Takeda, N.
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Ishikawa, M.
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McEwen, K.A.
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Osborn, R.
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Hillier, A.D.
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Adroja, D.T., Park, J.G., Goremychkin, E.A., Takeda, N., Ishikawa, M., McEwen, K.A., Osborn, R., Hillier, A.D. and Rainford, B.D. (2005) Influence of the crystal field potential on the superconducting properties of PrRU4Sb12. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 359-361, 983-985. (doi:10.1016/j.physb.2005.01.286).

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Abstract

We have determined the crystal field potential of the superconductor PrRu4Sb12 View the MathML sourceusing inelastic neutron scattering. The ground state of the Pr+3 ions in Th point group symmetry is a ?1 singlet with a ?5 triplet at an energy of ?not, vert, similar5.6 meV. Comparison with recent results on the PrOs4Sb12 compound, where View the MathML source and ?not, vert, similar0.6 meV, supports the conjecture that inelastic quadrupolar fluctuations (or aspherical Coulomb scattering) are responsible for the strong enhancement of Tc. In PrRu4Sb12, the effect is reduced by the higher energy of the first excited level.

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Published date: 30 April 2005
Keywords: superconductivity, crystal fields, inelastic neutron scattering

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Local EPrints ID: 56951
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56951
ISSN: 0921-4526
PURE UUID: 67f85255-1ca2-4ae8-8168-530ee2d27a20

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:34

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Author: D.T. Adroja
Author: J.G. Park
Author: E.A. Goremychkin
Author: N. Takeda
Author: M. Ishikawa
Author: K.A. McEwen
Author: R. Osborn
Author: A.D. Hillier
Author: B.D. Rainford

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