Pressure-induced anomalous magnetism and unconventional superconductivity in CeRhIn5: 115In-NQR study under pressure

T. Mito, S. Kawasaki, G. Q. Zheng, Y. Kawasaki, K. Ishida, Y. Kitaoka, D. Aoki, Y. Haga, Y. Onuki

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We report 115In nuclear-quadrupole-resonance (NQR) measurements of the pressure(P)-induced superconductor CeRhIn5 in the antiferromagnetic (AF) and superconducting (SC) states. In the AF region, the internal field Hint at the In site is substantially reduced from Hint = 1.75 kOe at P = 0 to 0.39 kOe at P = 1.23 GPa, while the Néel temperature slightly changes with increasing P. This suggests that either the size in the ordered moment MQ(P) or the angle θ(P) between the direction of MQ(P) and the tetragonal c axis is extrapolated to zero at P* = 1.6±0.1 GPa at which a bulk SC transition is no longer- emergent. In the SC state at P =2.1 GPa, the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 115(1/T1) has revealed a T3 dependence without the coherence peak just below Tc, giving evidence for the unconventional superconductivity. The dimensionality of the magnetic fluctuations in the normal state is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number220507
Pages (from-to)2205071-2205074
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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