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Title: Superconductivity in La2Ni2In
We report here the properties of single crystals of La 2 Ni 2 In . Electrical resistivity and specific heat measurements concur with the results of density functional theory calculations, finding that La 2 Ni 2 In is a weakly correlated metal, where the Ni magnetism is almost completely quenched, leaving only a weak Stoner enhancement of the density of states. Superconductivity is observed at temperatures below 0.9 K. A detailed analysis of the field and temperature dependencies of the resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and specific heat at the lowest temperatures reveals that La 2 Ni 2 In is a dirty type-II superconductor with likely s -wave gap symmetry. Nanoclusters of ferromagnetic inclusions significantly affect the subgap states resulting in a nonexponential temperature dependence of the specific heat C ( T ) at T ≪ T c .  more » « less
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