The co-existence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in actinide compounds

Andrew Huxley, Eric Ressouche, Beatrice Grenier, Dai Aoki, Jacques Flouquet, Christian Pfleiderer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recently superconductivity has been observed in two different 5f-electron ferromagnets, UGe2 and URhGe, well below their Curie temperatures. While superconductivity could be generic to all clean ferromagnets an alternative possibility is that it occurs in these materials, which were after all carefully selected for study, due to some special features related to the participation of strongly correlated 5f electrons in the ferromagnetism. 5f electrons potentially give rise to strong anisotropies, strong spin-orbit interactions and also a strong energy dependence of the electronic density of states. Here we focus on UGe2, and review several of the properties of the ferromagnetic state that could be a consequence of such features and discuss whether they promote superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume15
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 23
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The co-existence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in actinide compounds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this