Metamagnetic transition in heavy fermion superconductor Ute2

Atsushi Miyake, Yusei Shimizu, Yoshiki J. Sato, Dexin Li, Ai Nakamura, Yoshiya Homma, Fuminori Honda, Jacques Flouquet, Masashi Tokunaga, Dai Aoki

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Abstract

We studied the magnetization of the recently discovered heavy fermion superconductor UTe2 up to 56 T in pulsed-magnetic fields. A first-order metamagnetic transition was clearly observed at Hm = 34.9 T, when a magnetic field H was applied along the orthorhombic hard-magnetization b-axis. The transition has a critical end point at 11 K and 34.7 T, where the first order transition terminates and changes into a crossover regime. Using the thermodynamic Maxwell relation, we evaluated the field dependence of the Sommerfeld coefficient of specific heat, which is directly related to the superconducting pairing. From the analysis, we found a significant enhancement of the effective mass centered at Hm, which is reminiscent of the field-reentrant superconductivity of the ferromagnet URhGe in transverse fields. We discuss the origin of their field-robust superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063706
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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