Europhys. Lett, 48 (2), pp. 208-214 (1999)
Upper critical field and vortex lattice of f-wave superconductors
G. Yang and K. Maki
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484, USA
(received 4 January 1999; accepted in final form 24 August 1999)
PACS. 74.60Ec - Mixed state, critical field, and surface sheath.
PACS. 74.70Tx - Heavy-fermion superconductors.
PACS. 74.72-h - High- compounds.
We re-examine theoretically the upper critical field of UPt3 for both and . We find that the f-wave superconductor(or E2ustate) recently identified can describe the upper critical field determined experimentally consistently, if we assume that the spin component of the order parameter is parallel to the c-axes. The related vortex lattice is also considered.
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