A Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnkov (FFLO) state was previously reported in the quasi-2D heavy fermion CeCoIn5 when a magnetic field was applied parallel to the ab plane. Here, we conduct In115 NMR studies of this material in a perpendicular field, and provide strong evidence for FFLO in this case as well. Although the topology of the phase transition lines in the H-T phase diagram is identical for both configurations, there are several remarkable differences between them. Compared to Hâ¥ab, the FFLO phase for Hâ¥ab is confined in a much narrower region at the low-Tâ€"high-H corner in the H-T plane, and the critical field separating the FFLO and non-FFLO superconducting states almost ceases to have a temperature dependence. Moreover, directing Hâ¥ab results in a notable change in the quasiparticle excitation spectrum within the planar node associated with the FFLO transition.
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- General Physics and Astronomy