Possible f-wave superconductivity in ?
Department of Physics, Hallym University -
Chunchon 200-702, South Korea
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484, USA
Accepted: 25 September 2000
Until recently it has been believed that the superconductivity in Sr2RuO4 is described by p-wave pairing. However, both the recent specific-heat and the magnetic penetration depth measurements on the purest single crystals of Sr2RuO4 appear to be described more consistently in terms of f-wave superconductivity. In order to further this hypothesis, we study theoretically the thermodynamics and thermal conductivity of f-wave superconductors in a planar magnetic field. We find the simple expressions for these quantities when and , which should be readily accessible experimentally.
PACS: 74.20.Fg – BCS theory and its development / 74.25.Bt – Thermodynamic properties / 74.25.Fy – Transport properties (electric and thermal conductivity, thermoelectric effects, etc.)
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