Pressure dependence of the superconductivity in PuCoGa5

J. C. Griveau, C. Pfleiderer, P. Boulet, J. Rebizant, F. Wastin

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We report high-pressure resistivity measurements on a single crystal of PuCoGa5 using a Bridgman anvil cell with steatite pressure medium. As a function of pressure, the superconducting transition temperature T c increases from its ambient pressure value of 18.5-22 K at 16.4 GPa. The superconducting transition width increases, suggestive of a high sensitivity to the isotropy of the pressure medium. The stabilisation of the superconductivity over a very large pressure range contrasts unconventional superconducting states in f-electron heavy fermion materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-155
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberI
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Plutonium
  • Pressure
  • Superconductivity


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