Spin-polarized local density of states in the vortex state of helical p -wave superconductors

Kenta K. Tanaka, Masanori Ichioka, Seiichiro Onari

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Properties of the vortex state in helical p-wave superconductor are studied by the quasiclassical Eilenberger theory. We confirm the instability of the helical p-wave state at high fields and that the spin-polarized local density of states M(E,r) appears even when Knight shift does not change. This is because the vorticity couples to the chirality of up-spin pair or down-spin pair of the helical state. In order to identify the helical p-wave state at low fields, we investigate the structure of the zero-energy M(E=0,r) in the vortex states, and also the energy spectra of M(E,r).

Original languageEnglish
Article number134502
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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