We report the discovery of novel phases in CeIn3 on the verge of antiferromagnetism (AFM) through the In-nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements. We have found that even though a pressure (P)-induced phase separation into AFM and paramagnetism (PM) takes place, a novel superconductivity (SC), which is induced without strong spin fluctuations, has been found to coexist with AFM on a microscopic level. We propose that the magnetic excitations such as spin-density fluctuations induced by the first-order magnetic phase transition might mediate attractive interaction to form Cooper pairs.
- First-order phase transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering