We investigate the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate (T 1T)-1 in atomic-scale superconductor/magnet multilayered systems and discuss the discrepancy between two recent (T1T) -1 experiments on Ru in RuSr2YCu2O8. When the magnetic layers are in the antiferromagnetic state, (T 1T)-1 in the magnetic layers is shown to decrease with decreasing temperature due to the excitation gap associated with the magnetic ordering. The proximity effect of superconductivity on (T1T) -1 in the magnetic layer is negligibly small. Our result indicates that the temperature dependence of (T1T)-1 on Ru in RuSr2YCu2O8 likely originates from the antiferromagnetism in the RuO2 layers, but not from the superconductivity in the CuO2 layers.
- High-T superconductivity
- Nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)