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  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.
- Fermi surface
- Pressure-induced superconductivity
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