Pressure-Induced Superconductivity in Quasi-2D CeRhIn5

Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4986 – Published 22 May 2000
H. Hegger, C. Petrovic, E. G. Moshopoulou, M. F. Hundley, J. L. Sarrao, Z. Fisk, and J. D. Thompson

Abstract

CeRhIn5 is a new heavy-electron material that crystallizes in a quasi-2D structure that can be viewed as alternating layers of CeIn3 and RhIn2 stacked sequentially along the tetragonal c axis. Application of hydrostatic pressure induces a first-order-like transition from an unconventional antiferromagnetic state to a superconducting state with Tc=2.1 K.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4986

  • Received 22 November 1999
  • Published in the issue dated 22 May 2000

© 2000 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

H. Hegger*, C. Petrovic, E. G. Moshopoulou, M. F. Hundley, J. L. Sarrao, Z. Fisk§, and J. D. Thompson

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

  • *Present address: Bayer AG, IM-EMS-CAE1, Leverkusen, Germany.
  • Permanent address: NHMFL, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Present address: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department, Upton, NY.
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