Experiment and theory indicate that UPt3 is a topological superconductor in an odd-parity state, based in part from the temperature independence of the NMR Knight shift. However, quasiparticle spin-flip scattering near a surface, where the Knight shift is measured, might be responsible. We use polarized neutron scattering to measure the bulk susceptibility with H¥c, finding consistency with the Knight shift but inconsistency with theory for this field orientation. We infer that neither spin susceptibility nor a Knight shift are a reliable indication of odd parity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics