飯田 一樹*; 古府 麻衣子; 鈴木 雄大*; 村井 直樹; 河村 聖子; 梶本 亮一; 稲村 泰弘; 石角 元志*; 長谷川 舜介*; 増田 隆嗣*; et al.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 89(5), p.053702_1 - 053702_5, 2020/05
We investigated the low-energy incommensurate (IC) magnetic fluctuations in SrRuO by the high-resolution inelastic neutron scattering measurements and random phase approximation (RPA) calculations. We observed a spin resonance with energy of meV centered at a characteristic wavevector . The resonance energy corresponds well to the superconducting gap 2 = 0.56 meV estimated by the tunneling spectroscopy. The spin resonance shows the modulation with a maximum at around . The modulated intensity of the spin resonance and our RPA calculations indicate that the superconducting gaps regarding the quasi-one-dimensional and sheets at the Fermi surfaces have the horizontal line nodes. These results may set a strong constraint on the pairing symmetry of SrRuO. We also discuss the implications on possible superconducting order parameters.
橘高 俊一郎*; 清水 悠晴*; 榊原 俊郎*; 芳賀 芳範; 山本 悦嗣; 大貫 惇睦; 堤 康雅*; 野本 拓也*; 池田 浩章*; 町田 一成*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 85(3), p.033704_1 - 033704_4, 2016/03
Low-energy quasiparticle excitations in the heavy-fermion superconductor URuSi were investigated by specific heat measurements as a function of temperature, magnetic field and its angle. Experimental results agree with the theoretical model for a superconducting gap with chiral -wave symmetry.
清水 悠晴*; 橘高 俊一郎*; 榊原 俊郎*; 芳賀 芳範; 山本 悦嗣; 網塚 浩*; 堤 康雅*; 町田 一成*
Physical Review Letters, 114(14), p.147002_1 - 147002_6, 2015/04
Low-energy excitation in the superconducting state of UBe were studied by means of specific-heat measurements in a rotating field. Quite unexpectedly, the magnetic-field dependence of specific heat is linear in field at low fields with an isotropic field-angle dependence. The observation implies that the gap is fully open over the Fermi surfaces, in contrast to the previous expectation.
井澤 公一*; 町田 洋*; 伊藤 淳史*; 宗 義尚*; 多田 勝哉*; 芳賀 芳範; 山本 悦嗣; 木村 憲彰*; 大貫 惇睦; 堤 康雅*; et al.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 83(6), p.061013_1 - 061013_8, 2014/06
Recent advances on the study of the gap symmetry in UPt by thermal conductivity tensors are reported. The field-angle-resolved thermal conductivity shows spontaneous twofold symmetry breaking i the gap function for the high-field C-phase, indicating the pairing symmetry of UPt belongs to an representation in the -wave category.
橘高 俊一郎*; 安 幸治*; 榊原 俊郎*; 芳賀 芳範; 山本 悦嗣; 木村 憲彰*; 大貫 惇睦; 町田 一成*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 82(2), p.024707_1 - 024707_5, 2013/02
The field-angle variation of the specific heat of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt at low temperatures down to 50 mK was investigated. The data show that the unusual upper critical field becomes marked only when the magnetic field is pointed close to the -axis. However, the attempt to observe the superconducting gap structure through field-angle dependence of the specific heat failed, because of the small anisotropy compared to the experimental accuracy of 0.5%. It implies that the field-induced excitation of the heavy quasiparticles occur isotropically with respect to the angle.
町田 洋*; 伊藤 淳史*; 宗 義尚*; 井澤 公一*; 芳賀 芳範; 山本 悦嗣; 木村 憲彰*; 大貫 惇睦; 堤 康雅*; 町田 一成*
Physical Review Letters, 108(15), p.157002_1 - 157002_5, 2012/04
The field-orientation dependent thermal conductivity of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt was measured down to very low temperatures and under magnetic fields throughout the distinct superconducting phases: and phases. In the phase, a striking twofold oscillation of the thermal conductivity within the basal plane is resolved reflecting the superconducting gap structure with a line of node along the axis. From this result together with the symmetry consideration, the gap function of UPt is determined as a representation characterized by a combination of two line nodes at the tropics and point nodes at the poles.