We report magnetization measurements of Sr2RuO4-Ru eutectic microplates using micro-dc-SQUIDs. Sr2RuO4 is considered as a chiral p-wave superconductor and hence Sr2RuO4-Ru eutectic becomes in an unstable state with a superconducting phase frustration between a chiral p-wave state of Sr2RuO4 and a s-wave state of Ru. To compensate the frustration, a single quantum vortex is spontaneously formed at the center of the Ru inclusion at sufficiently low temperatures. However, such a spontaneous vortex state has not been experimentally observed yet. In this study, we prepared a micro-dc-SQUID and a Sr2RuO4-Ru eutectic microplate containing a single Ru-inclusion at the center of the microplate. We performed magnetization measurements down below the superconducting transition temperature of the Ru inclusion to investigate the spontaneous Ru-center vortex state.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Apr 19|
|Event||28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 2017 Aug 9 → 2017 Aug 16
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)