Pressure-induced superconductivity in antiferromagnet CePd 5Al2

Fuminori Honda, Marie Aude Measson, Yasunori Nakano, Naohisa Yoshitani, Etsuji Yamamoto, Yoshinori Haga, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Hiroshi Yamagami, Katsuya Shimizu, Rikio Settai, Yoshichika Onuki

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A layered compound CePd5Al2, which is an analog of a heavy fermion superconductor NpPd5Al2, is found to be an antiferromagnet with an easy-axis along the tetragonal [001] direction but becomes superconductive in the pressure region from 9 to 12 GPa, with the superconducting transition temperature, Tsc = 0.57 K and the upper critical field at 0K, Hc2(0) = 2.5 kOe, at 10.8 GPa. The quasi-two dimensional Fermi surfaces are also theoretically calculated for CePd 5Al2 on the basis of the 4f-itinerant band model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043701
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiferromagnet
  • CePdAl
  • Fermi surface
  • Pressure-induced superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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