Bulk electronic structure of the antiferromagnetic superconducting phase in ErNi2B2C

T. Baba, T. Yokoya, S. Tsuda, T. Kiss, T. Shimojima, K. Ishizaka, H. Takeya, K. Hirata, T. Watanabe, Minoru Nohara, H. Takagi, N. Nakai, K. Machida, T. Togashi, S. Watanabe, X. Y. Wang, C. T. Chen, S. Shin

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We have performed temperature- (T-)dependent laser-photoemission spectroscopy of the antiferromagnetic (AF) superconductor ErNi2B2C to study the electronic-structure evolution reflecting the interplay between antiferromagnetism and superconductivity. The spectra at the superconducting (SC) phase show a very broad spectral shape. A T-dependent SC gap shows a sudden deviation from the BCS prediction just below TN. This observation can be explained well by the theoretical model and thus represents the characteristic bulk electronic structure of the AF SC phase for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 8 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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