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The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 347–351 | Cite as

Double-stage continuous-discontinuous superconducting phase transition in the Pauli paramagnetic limit of a 3D superconductor: the URu2Si2 case

Solid State and Materials
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Abstract

The sharp suppression of the de-Haas van-Alphen oscillations observed in the mixed superconducting (SC) state of the heavy fermion compound URu2Si2 is shown to confirm a theoretical prediction of a narrow double-stage SC phase transition, smeared by fluctuations, in a 3D paramagnetically-limited superconductor. The predicted scenario of a second order transition to a nonuniform (FFLO) state followed by a first order transition to a uniform SC state, obtained by using a non-perturbative approach, is also found to be consistent with recent thermal conductivity measurements performed on this material.

Keywords

Fermi Surface Order Phase Transition Vertex Part Heavy Fermion Compound dHvA Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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