We study the superconducting electronic structures of Nb3Al and MgB2 using high-resolution spectroscopy. The obtained spectrum of Nb3Al measured below Tc shows clear opening of the superconducting gap with a sharp pile up in the density of states and a shift of the leading edge. In addition, the spectrum shows a peak-dip-hump line shape expected from the strong-coupling theory. On the other hand, for MgB2, the superconducting-state spectrum measured at 5.4K shows a coherent peak with a shoulder structure, in sharp contrast to that expected from a single isotropic gap. The superconducting spectral shape of MgB2 can be explained in terms of a multicomponent gap.
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