Peculiar superconductivity in PrOs4Sb12 probed by local magnetization

Shigeru Kasahara, Tsuyoshi Tamegai, Hitoshi Sugawara, Hideyuki Sato

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We performed local magnetization measurements in the superconducting state of PrOs4Sb12 using micro-Hall probe. For a magnetic field applied along one of the principal axes, a remarkable dip structure in the magnetization hysteresis loop was observed close to zero local magnetic induction. The anomaly is most pronounced when the magnetic field is applied only in a certain axis of the crystal, and is not observed along other two axes. We believe that the anomaly close to zero induction is universal to the spin-triplet superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-385
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2004) Advances in Supeconductivity -
Duration: Nov 23 2004Nov 25 2004


  • Chiral superconductivity
  • Hall probe
  • Local magnetization
  • PrOsSb
  • Spin-triplet superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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