Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-1-1994

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

50

Issue

13

First Page

9668

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.50.9668

Abstract

Neutron-diffraction techniques have been used to study the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism in HoNi2B2C (Tc=8 K). The experimental results, obtained on single crystals, show that below approximately 4.7 K, this compound is in a simple antiferromagnetic state that coexists with superconductivity. Between approximately 4.7 and 6 K, an incommensurate modulated magnetic structure has been found. This observation strongly suggests that pair breaking associated with this incommensurate magnetic structure is responsible for the deep minimum in Hc2 and the near-reentrant behavior observed in this compound at approximately 5 K.

Comments

This article is published as Goldman, A. I., C. Stassis, P. C. Canfield, J. Zarestky, P. Dervenagas, B. K. Cho, D. C. Johnston, and B. Sternlieb. "Magnetic pair breaking in HoNi 2 B 2 C." Physical Review B 50, no. 13 (1994): 9668. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.50.9668. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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