The superconducting ferromagnet RuSr2GdCu2O8 was investigated at high pressure. The intra-grain superconducting transition temperature, Tc, is resolved in ac-susceptibility as well as resistivity measurements. It is shown that the pressure shift of Tc is much smaller than that of other high-Tc compounds in a similar doping state. In contrast, the ferromagnetic transition temperature, Tm, increases with pressure at a relative rate that is about twice as large as that of Tc. The high-pressure data indicate a possible competition of the ferromagnetic and superconducting states in RuSr2GdCu2O8.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering