Superconductivity

A different class?

Coexisting superconductivity and ferromagnetism due to itinerant electrons is unusual, but even among them URhGe stands out. Its surprising behaviour could help reveal the underlying physics of ferromagnetic superconductors.

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Figure 1: Schematic phase diagrams of the novel ferromagnetic superconductors URhGe, UGe2 and UIr, close to first-order quantum end points.

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Lonzarich, G. A different class?. Nature Phys 3, 453–454 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys667

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