Negative boron isotope effect of a '2Δ' gap peak in Raman spectra from non-magnetic borocarbide superconductors

In Sang Yang, M. V. Klein, S. Bud'ko, P. C. Canfield

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Abstract

The nickel borocarbides RNi2B2C, R = Y or Lu, have a superconducting Tc of 15-16K and exhibit properties consistent with an anisotropic s-wave gap. We briefly review their properties. Electronic Raman scattering results are presented on YNi2B2C containing 11B or 10B. In A1g and B1g Raman symmetries, there is no shift in the position of the '2Δ' peak with B-isotope. There is a distinct negative shift, however, in B2g symmetry. This is interpreted as a negative isotope shift for the gap Δ on that portion of the Fermi surface where the magnitude of the B2g Raman vertex is large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2195-2200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Volume63
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002
EventSNS 2001 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 13 May 200117 May 2002

Keywords

  • A. Superconductors
  • D. Phonons

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