Effects of disorder on the upper critical field in superconducting Na 0.35CoO2yH2O

Jun Ting Kao*, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Chung Yu Mou

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The curvature of upper critical field (Hc2) for two-band superconductors is investigated based on the microscopic gap equation. By including effects of nonmagnetic impurity, it is shown that the observed upward curvature in hydrate cobaltate Na0.35CoO2yH2O can be quantitatively reproduced by assuming a transition of the pairing symmetry from s-wave at low fields to dx2-y2 + idxy at high fields. Our results indicate that two different pairing symmetries must occur on different energy bands to account for the upward curvature. Furthermore, disorders are responsible for the suppression of upward curvature observed at low temperatures in experiments. These results provide important clues to understand superconductivity occurring in hydrate cobaltate.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number052174
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009


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