Nonlocal effect and dimensions of Cooper pairs measured by low-energy muons and polarized neutrons in type-I superconductors
2013 (English)In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 87, no 10, 104508- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Pippard coherence length xi(0) (the size of a Cooper pair) in two extreme type-I superconductors (In and Sn) was determined directly through high-resolution measurement of the nonlocal electrodynamic effect combining low-energy muon spin rotation spectroscopy and polarized neutron reflectometry. The renormalization factor Z = m*(cp)/2m (m*(cp) and m are the mass of the Cooper pair and the electron, respectively) resulting from the electron-phonon interaction, and the temperature-dependent London penetration depth lambda(L)(T) were determined as well. An expression linking xi(0), Z, and lambda(L)(0) is introduced and experimentally verified. This expression allows one to determine experimentally the Pippard coherence length in any superconductor, independent of whether the superconductor is local or nonlocal, conventional or unconventional.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society , 2013. Vol. 87, no 10, 104508- p.
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136605DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.104508ISI: 000316099800005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875316849OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136605DiVA: diva2:676616
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 283883
QC 201506262013-12-062013-12-062015-06-26Bibliographically approved