Upper critical field in the organic superconductor beta"-(ET)2SF5CH2CF2SO3: Possibility of Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 07 Oct 2010 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Location:||Physics Room 5|
|Channel:||Condensed Matter Physics|
We report upper critical-field measurements in the metal-free-all-organic superconductor beta"-(ET)2SF5CH2CF2SO3 obtained from measuring the in-plane penetration depth using the tunnel diode oscillator technique. For magnetic field applied parallel to the conducting planes the low-temperature upper critical fields are found to exceed the Pauli limiting field calculated by using a semiempirical method. Furthermore, we found a signature that could be the phase transition between the superconducting vortex state and the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state in the form of a kink just below the upper critical field and only at temperatures below 1.23 K.