Penetration depth study of LaOs4Sb12 : multiband s-wave superconductivity
Tee, X. Y.
Luo, H. G.
Salamon, M. B.
Chia, Elbert E. M.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We measured the magnetic penetration depth λ(T) in single crystals of LaOs4Sb12 (Tc=0.74 K) down to 85 mK using a tunnel-diode-oscillator technique. The observed low-temperature exponential dependence indicates an s-wave gap. Fitting the low-temperature data to a BCS s-wave expression gives the zero-temperature gap value Δ(0)=(1.34±0.07)kBTc which is significantly smaller than the BCS value of 1.76kBTc. In addition, the normalized superfluid density ρ(T) shows an unusually long suppression near Tc and is best fit by a two-band s-wave model.
DRNTU::Science::Physics::Electricity and magnetism
Physical review B
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