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Muon spin rotation measurements of the superfluid density in fresh and aged superconducting PuCoGa$$_5$$

ミュオンスピン回転法によるPuCoGa$$_5$$超伝導体の超伝導電流密度測定

大石 一城; Heffner, R. H.; Morris, G. D.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Graf, M. J.*; Zhu, J.-X.*; Morales, L. A.*; Sarrao, J. L.*; Fluss, M. J.*; MacLaughlin, D. E.*; Shu, L.*; 髭本 亘 ; 伊藤 孝  

Oishi, Kazuki; Heffner, R. H.; Morris, G. D.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Graf, M. J.*; Zhu, J.-X.*; Morales, L. A.*; Sarrao, J. L.*; Fluss, M. J.*; MacLaughlin, D. E.*; Shu, L.*; Higemoto, Wataru; Ito, Takashi

We have measured the temperature dependence and magnitude of the superfluid density $$rho_{rm s}(T)$$ via the magnetic field penetration depth $$lambda(T)$$ in PuCoGa$$_5$$ using the muon spin rotation technique in order to investigate the symmetry of the order parameter, and to study the effects of aging on the superconducting properties of a radioactive material. The same single crystals were measured after 25 days ($$T_c = 18.25$$ K) and 400 days ($$T_c = 15.0$$ K) of aging at room temperature. The temperature dependence of the superfluid density is well described in both materials by a model using $$d$$-wave gap symmetry. Within the context of a strong-coupling, dirty $$d$$-wave model, a zero-temperature gap value $$Delta_0 = 3.0k_BT_{c0}$$ is obtained in the fresh sample for a scattering rate $$Gamma=0.005 pi k_BT_{c0}$$, which is consistent with Abrikosov-Gor'kov (AG) pair-breaking theory. In the aged sample the same model yields $$Delta_0 = 2.4k_BT_{c0}$$ for $$Gamma=0.010 pi k_BT_{c0}$$. This value of $$Gamma$$ is much less than required by the AG pair-breaking formalism. Furthermore, the aged $$rho_{rm s}(0)$$ is reduced by at least 70% compared to the fresh sample, which is also incompatible with $$Delta T_c/T_{c0} sim$$ 20%, according to AG theory. We conclude that the data in aged PuCoGa$$_5$$ support the postulate that the scattering from radiation-induced defects is not in the limit of the AG theory of an order parameter which is spatially averaged over impurity sites, but rather in the limit of short-coherence-length superconductivity.

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