We show that singlet superconductivity in the Abrikosov vortex phase is absolutely unstable with respect to the appearance of a chiral triplet component of a superconducting order parameter. This chiral component p x+ipy breaks time-reversal, parity, and spin-rotational symmetries of the internal order parameter responsible for a relative motion of two electrons in the Cooper pair. We demonstrate that the symmetry-breaking Pauli paramagnetic effects can be tuned by a magnetic-field strength and direction and can be made of the order of unity in organic and high-temperature layered superconductors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics