Quenched superconductivity by rapid cooling down to low temperatures below Tc2 in single-crystal HoMo6S8

Yoji Koike, T. Fukase, N. Kobayashi, S. Hosoya, H. Takei

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Electrical resistivity of single-crystal HoMo6S8 has been measured at low temperatures down to 0.01 K. By slow cooling, the resistivity in the re-entrant normal state below Tc2 is recovered up to 98 % of its value above Tc1. This suggests that there still remains a little superconductive region not due to Bloch walls, but rather to ferromagnetic magnetic microdomains of comparatively small sizes. By rapid cooling, on the other hand, the superconductivity above Tc2 has been found to be quenched at low temperatures below Tc2. This quenched superconductivity, coexisting with the quenched modulated magnetic structure, is destroyed as a function of time and magnetic field, which seems attributed to the growth of the microdomains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-775
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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