Observation of a strongly enhanced magnetic susceptibility of Pd in Au-Pd-Au sandwiches

M. B. Brodsky, Arthur J Freeman

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Exceptionally large increases in the magnetic susceptibility (indicating nearly magnetic ordering) of thin films of Pd sandwiched between thicker Au films have been observed at low temperatures presumably due to the expansion of the Pd average lattice constant by the Au. The large resultant Stoner factors and the modified paramagnon model of Levin and Valls indicate the possibility of observing p-wave superconductivity in Pd structures with reduced proximity effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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