Pressure-induced superconductivity in an antiferromagnet CeRh2Si2

Shingo Araki, Miho Nakashima, Rikio Settai, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Yoshichika Onuki

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We studied the pressure effect by measuring the electrical resistivity for a high-quality single crystal of an antiferromagnet CeRh2Si2 with the tetragonal structure. The Néel temperature becomes zero around 1 GPa. An onset of superconductivity appears below 0.5 K in a relatively wide pressure region from 0.97 to 1.20 GPa, while the resistivity zero, which appears below 0.4 K, is found to be located in an extremely narrow region from 1.03 to 1.08 GPa. Correspondingly the A value of the Fermi liquid relation in the electrical resistivity (ρ = ρ0+A T2) becomes maximum around 1 GPa. Superconductivity is realized in a heavy fermion state.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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