Volume 133, Number 3, February 2021
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||26 March 2021|
Relationship between charge density wave, filamentary superconductivity and bulk superconductivity in ZrTe3
Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science - Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
Received: 3 July 2020
Accepted: 5 January 2021
We investigated the relationship between a charge density wave (CDW) with a transition temperature of , filamentary superconductivities (SCs) along the a-axis and the b-axis with transition temperatures (’s) of , and a bulk SC with a below 2.5 K in ZrTe3, by measuring electrical resistance and magnetization for several crystals synthesized at different growth temperatures. As the growth temperature increased, the decreased, the of the bulk SC increased, and the ’s of the filamentary SCs did not show a clear change. The anisotropy of the upper critical field was different between the filamentary SCs and the bulk SC. These differences in the growth temperature dependence of and the anisotropy of indicate that the filamentary SCs are unrelated to the bulk SC. Moreover, the growth temperature dependence of the transition temperatures indicates that the CDW has a competitive relationship with the bulk SC, but a non-competitive coexistence with the filamentary SCs. Based on the anisotropies of , we also infer that the filamentary SCs and the bulk SC occur on quasi-one-dimensional Fermi surfaces and a three-dimensional Fermi surface, respectively, and that the relationship between the three states in ZrTe3 cannot be explained solely in terms of conventional competition for a Fermi surface.
PACS: 74.70.-b – Superconducting materials other than cuprates / 71.45.Lr – Charge-density-wave systems / 74.25.Dw – Superconductivity phase diagrams
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