Thursday, June 6, 2013

1306.1038 (Ken-ichi Hosoya et al.)

Angular dependence of antiferromagnetic order induced by paramagnetism
in d-wave superconductor

Ken-ichi Hosoya, Ryusuke Ikeda
Antiferromagnetic (AFM) order and a spatial order peculiar to Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) states, previously indicated in the quasi two-dimensional d-wave superconductors CeCoIn_5 with strong paramagnetic pair breaking (PPB) in a magnetic-field parallel to the basal plane, are considered in the field configurations tilted from the basal plane within an approach assuming that the wavelength of the FFLO modulation is relatively long. It is demonstrated that, with increasing the tilt angle, both the AFM and FFLO orders are gradually suppressed, and that disappearance of the AFM order in zero temperature limit occurs at a lower angle than that of the FFLO state. Consequently, a nonmagnetic FFLO-ordered high field SC phase is realized in an intermediate range of the tilt angle even at low enough temperatures. As the perpendicular field configuration (${\bf H} \parallel c$) is approached by the field-tilt, the AFM order in real space is found close to the FFLO nodal planes in contrast to the high field behavior in ${\bf H} \perp c$ case. Further, in the field v.s. temperature (H-T) phase diagram, the AFM order reduces, at a higher angle, to an AFM quantum critical point (QCP) lying at a lower field than H_{c2}(0) as a consequence of competition between the field dependences of the nesting condition and of PPB. These features of the AFM order and the resulting H-T phase diagram strikingly coincide with those seen in a recent NMR measurement on CeCoIn_5 in tilted field configurations.
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