Superconductivity and magnetic-field-induced spin-density waves

W. Kang, S. T. Hannahs, L. Y. Chiang, R. Upasani, P. M. Chaikin

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    A recent theory of the magnetic-field-induced spin-density wave (FISDW) transitions observed in the Bechgaard Salts (TMTSF)2X emphasizes the role of the superconducting pairing interaction in FISDW formation. No superconductivity is observed in (TMTSF)2NO3, unlike other metallic Bechgaard salts. Our study of (TMTSF)2NO3 in pressure up to 13 kbar, temperature down to 0.5 K, and magnetic field up to 30 T shows no sign of FISDW. The rapid magnetoresistance oscillations observed but unexplained in other Bechgaard salts are also observed here.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2812-2815
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number22
    StatePublished - 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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