Nodeless superconductivity in the kagome metal CsV3Sb5

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, Volume 64, p.107462 (2021)



The recently discovered kagome metal series AV3Sb5 (A=K, Rb, Cs) exhibits topologically nontrivial band structures, chiral charge order and superconductivity, presenting a unique platform for realizing exotic electronic states. The nature of the superconducting state and the corresponding pairing symmetry are key questions that demand experimental clarification. Here, using a technique based on the tunneling diode oscillator, the magnetic penetration depth &Delta;&lambda;(T) of CsV3Sb5 was measured down to 0.07 K. A clear exponential behavior in &Delta;&lambda;(T) with marked deviations from a T or T2 temperature dependence was observed at low temperatures, indicating an absence of nodal quasiparticles. Temperature dependence of the superfluid density and electronic specific heat can be described by two-gap s-wave superconductivity, consistent with the presence of multiple Fermi surfaces in CsV3Sb5. These results evidence nodeless superconductivity in CsV3Sb5 under ambient pressure, and constrain the allowed pairing symmetry.