New light is shed on the interplay between antiferromagnetism and superconductivity by a detailed study of the phase diagram of CeRh In5 under high pressure and magnetic field using ac calorimetry. In zero field, the antiferromagnetic order vanishes suddenly above pc =2 GPa leading to a pure superconducting ground state. An inhomogeneous superconducting phase transition is found below pc. Above pc, the application of an external magnetic field H ab induces a second transition, which suggests the reentrance of antiferromagnetism, its coexistence with superconductivity, and also the important role of the vortices. This field-induced supplementary state vanishes around the expected quantum critical point, which will occur in the absence of superconductivity.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics