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We show that the charge and thermal transport measurements on ultraclean crystals of URu2Si2 reveal a number of unprecedented superconducting properties. The uniqueness is best highlighted by the peculiar field dependence of thermal conductivity including the first-order transition at Hc2 with a reduction of entropy flow. This is a consequence of multiband(More)
The effect of oxidative stress (OS) on the pharmacokinetics of clomipramine (CPM), particularly addressing the change of CPM distribution to plasma components, was studied in ferric-nitrilotriacetate-induced oxidative-stress model rats (OS rats). First, CPM pharmacokinetic studies in OS rats were performed using CPM continuous infusion (17.5 μg/min/kg).(More)
A second-order phase transition is characterized by spontaneous symmetry breaking. The nature of the broken symmetry in the so-called "hidden-order" phase transition in the heavy-fermion compound URu(2)Si(2), at transition temperature T(h) = 17.5 K, has posed a long-standing mystery. We report the emergence of an in-plane anisotropy of the magnetic(More)
Since the 1985 discovery of the phase transition at THO=17.5 K in the heavy-fermion metal URu2Si2, neither symmetry change in the crystal structure nor large magnetic moment that can account for the entropy change has been observed, which makes this hidden order enigmatic. Recent high-field experiments have suggested electronic nematicity that breaks(More)
We report the first observation of cyclotron resonance in the hidden-order phase of ultraclean URu2Si2 crystals, which allows the full determination of angle-dependent electron-mass structure of the main Fermi-surface sheets. We find an anomalous splitting of the sharpest resonance line under in-plane magnetic-field rotation. This is most naturally(More)
To elucidate the underlying nature of the hidden order (HO) state in heavy-fermion compound URu(2)Si(2), we measure electrical transport properties of ultraclean crystals in a high field, low temperature regime. Unlike previous studies, the present system with much less impurity scattering resolves a distinct anomaly of the Hall resistivity at H;{*} = 22.5(More)
We report on novel antiferromagnetic (AFM) and superconducting (SC) properties of noncentrosymmetric CePt3Si through measurements of the 195Pt nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T(1). In the normal state, the temperature (T) dependence of 1/T(1) unraveled the existence of low-lying levels in crystal-electric-field multiplets and the formation of a(More)
We have investigated quadrupole effects in tetragonal crystals of PrCu2Si2 and DyCu2Si2 by means of low-temperature ultrasonic measurements. The elastic constant C44 of PrCu2Si2 exhibits pronounced softening below 70 K down to a Néel temperature TN = 20 K, which is described in terms of a quadrupole susceptibility for a Γ5 doublet ground state and a Γ3(More)
We find that in the ultraclean heavy-fermion superconductor URu(2)Si(2) (T_{c0}=1.45 K) a distinct flux line lattice melting transition with outstanding characters occurs well below the mean-field upper critical fields. We show that a very small number of carriers with heavy mass in this system results in exceptionally large thermal fluctuations even at(More)
We report measurements of the 119Sn nuclear spin-echo decay rate 1/T2G in the heavy-fermion compound USn3. From 1/T2G, the magnetic spin-spin correlation length xi is found to vary as xi approximately T(-3/4) above approximately 100 K, which is expected for a quantum critical regime at high temperatures. Combined with the spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1,(More)