Upper critical field under hydrostatic pressure in UCoGe

Gaël Bastien, Georg Knebel, Dai Aoki, Jacques Flouquet

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We report on the pressure dependence of the upper superconductivity critical field Hc2 of the ferromagnetic superconductor UCoGe for field along the c axis, which is the easy magnetization axis. The surprising result is the upward curvature and strong enhancement of the upper critical field on cooling. This enhancement is even more pronounced above the critical pressure pc in the paramagnetic phase than in the ferromagnetic phase below pc. This effect cannot be explained by models based on the suppression of pair building magnetic fluctuations under magnetic field. That points out either decrease of the pair breaking mechanism under field or fluctuations favorable for the Cooper pairing linked to the wing structure of ferromagnetism near the critical pressure, where ferromagnetism is suppressed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012068
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2014 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 14

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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