On type-I noncentrosymmetric superconductor BeAu
Our paper on type-I noncentrosymmetric superconductor BeAu is published in Physical Review Research.
Precise measurements of the thermodynamic critical field (Bc) in the type-I noncentrosymmetric superconductor BeAu were performed by means of the muon-spin rotation and relaxation technique. The temperature evolution of Bc cannot be described within the single-gap scenario and it requires the presence of at least two different types of superconducting order parameters. The self-consistent two-gap approach, adapted foranalysis of Bc(T) behavior, suggests the presence of two superconducting energy gaps with the gap-to-Tc ratios 2Δ/kBTc≃4.52 and ≃2.37for the big gap and the small gap, respectively [Δ=Δ(T=0) is the zero-temperature value of the gap and kB is the Boltzmann constant]. This implies that the superconductivity in BeAu is unconventional and that the supercarrier pairing occurs at various energy bands.