The nearly ferromagnetic superconductor UTe2 shows several intriguing phenomena, including an extraordinary reinforcement of superconductivity in very strong magnetic fields. Here we show that pressure tunes the system to a more correlated state and probable magnetic order. The superconducting critical temperature is also strongly enhanced, reaching almost 3 K, a new record for U-based heavy fermion superconductors. Most spectacularly under pressure we find a transition within the superconducting state, putting UTe2 among the very rare systems having multiple superconducting phases. UTe2 under pressure is a treasure trove of several of the most fascinating phenomena in unconventional superconductivity and may well be a keystone in their understanding.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)