Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
TT 17.11: Poster
Montag, 1. April 2019, 15:00–18:30, Poster D
Study of the low-temperature specific heat of the locally non-centrosymmetric superconductor CeRh2As2 — •Jacintha Banda, Daniel Hafner, Seunghyun Khim, Helge Rosner, Christoph Geibel, and Manuel Brando — Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
Recently, we have discovered a new heavy-fermion, locally non-centrosymmetric superconductor CeRh2As2 in the CeBe2Ge2 type structure with a transition temperature Tc ≈ 0.3 K. We present here a comprehensive study of its low-temperature specific heat and its behaviour in a magnetic field which was applied parallel and perpendicular to the crystallographic c-axis. We show that a second weak phase transition can be seen in specific heat at a temperature T0 slightly above Tc. Its field dependence is similar to that of quadrupolar phases. After having subtracted the nuclear specific heat contribution due to the quadrupolar and Zeeman terms on the arsenic nuclear spins, we present the temperature and field dependence of the electronic specific heat coefficient γ = C(T, H)/T down to 40 mK and up to 12 T.