Predictions of anisotropic superconductivity in UIr3 and UPt3

T. Oguchi*, A. J. Freeman, G. W. Crabtree

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Anisotropic singlet state superconductivity is predicted for UIr3 (an itinerant non-heavy fermion intermetallic) as was done earlier for UPt3 (perhaps the prototype heavy fermion system). In both, this arises from strong Uf-Xd hybridization which yields a highly anisotropic (i) Fermi surface (now confirmed by dHvA experiments of Taillefer et al. on UPt3), (ii) electron-phonon interaction, and (iii) superconducting energy gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-648
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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