Superconducting double transition in PrOs4Sb12 is investigated by analyzing the anisotropy of the upper critical field H c2 in the ab-plane, and the possible pairing state is discussed. When mixing due to gradient coupling is active, the twofold-symmetric component is necessarily induced in the fourfold symmetric phase, leading to the twofold oscillation of Hc2, contrary to the experimental result. To avoid the mixing effect, the weak spin-orbit coupling triplet pairing state is considered as a likely pairing function, where time-reversal symmetry is broken.
- H anisotropy
- Pairing function
- Unconventional superconductor
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)