Strain and resistivity measurements in UIr showed the occurrence of two structural phase transitions under high pressure, indicating the existence of three phases I-III, with slightly different crystal structures. It is suggested that ferromagnetic phases FM1-FM3 emerge in phases I-III, respectively. The pressure-temperature phase diagram was sensitive to the hydrostaticity of pressure. FM3 and superconductivity are observed in the measurements in which Daphne 7373 is used as a pressure-transmitting medium; however they are both absent in the case where petroleum ether is used as a pressure-transmitting medium. These results indicate a close relationship between ferromagnetism and superconductivity.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 10 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics