Superconducting double transition in PrOs4Sb12 probed by local magnetization measurements and magneto-optical imaging

Shigeru Kasahara, Kazuto Hirata, Hiroyuki Takeya, Tsuyoshi Tamegai, Hitoshi Sugawara, Daisuke Kikuchi, Hideyuki Sato

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Double superconducting transition in PrOs4Sb12 has been studied carefully by performing the local magnetization measurements using micro-Hall probe and the magneto-optical imaging. Local magnetization curves for each element of the Hall probe reveal that there exists a significant difference in the transition temperature at each point; two phases which give different Tc's are stabilized in the crystal. Magneto-optical imaging at T < Tc2 and Tc2 < T < Tc1 also reveals a non-uniform superconducting nature. The characteristics of superconducting double transition in PrOs4Sb12 are discussed based on the local field inductions at multi-points.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL.A
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Double transition
  • Filled skutterudites
  • Local magnetization
  • Magneto-optical imaging
  • PrOsSb
  • Specific heat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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