Multiband superconductivity in the heavy fermion compound PrOs4Sb12

Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Sep 2;95(10):107004. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.107004. Epub 2005 Sep 2.


The thermal conductivity of the heavy fermion superconductor Pr(Os(4)Sb(12) was measured down to T(c)/40 throughout the vortex state. At lowest temperatures and for magnetic fields H approximately 0.07H(c2), already 40% of the normal state thermal conductivity is restored. This behavior (similar to that observed in MgB2) is a clear signature of multiband superconductivity in this compound.