TRIUMF

Exp. No.

M1725 — Approved

Title of Experiment

MuSR Studies of Nonsentrosymmetric Superconductor BeAu

Spokesperson(s) for Group

Current Members of Group

Name Institution Status % of research time devoted to experiment
G.M. Luke McMaster University Professor
E. Svanidze Rice University Research Associate
A. Amon MPI CPfS Student (PhD)
J. Beare McMaster University Student (PhD)
Y. Cai McMaster University Student (PhD)
Yu.Grin Max-Planck-Institut Professor
A.M. Hallas McMaster University Student (PhD)
A. Leithe-Jasper MPI CPfS Professor
M.N. Wilson McMaster University Student (PhD)

Abstract

Non-centrosymmetric superconductors provide a unique opportunity for studying unconventional pairing. Exotic properties that arise in these materials are not yet fully understood, motivating further research. We are interested in studying BeAu, a non-BCS non-centrosymmetric superconductor. The muSR technique will be used to characterize the superconducting gap and to examine whether or not the time reversal symmetry is broken.