Muon spin rotation study of MgCNi3

G. J. MacDougall, R. J. Cava, S. J. Kim, P. L. Russo, A. T. Savici, C. R. Wiebe, A. Winkels, Y. J. Uemura, G. M. Luke

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We have performed transverse field μSR measurements of the non-oxide perovskite compound MgCNi3 down to 20 mK to determine the magnetic field penetration depth, finding λ(0)=2315±10Å. We have also performed zero-field measurements and can exclude any spontaneous internal fields greater than 0.02 G. Thus, we conclude that the superconducting state does not possess broken time reversal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - Mar 31 2006
EventProceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance -
Duration: Aug 8 2005Aug 12 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • MgCNi
  • Muon spin rotation
  • Penetration depth
  • Superconductivity
  • Superconductor
  • TRSB


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