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Title: Dome – like variation of the superconducting gap anisotropy in Fe-based superconductors

Experiments performed on different iron-based superconductors suggest a variety of possible structures of the superconducting energy gap, both nodeless and nodal. To understand the pairing mechanisms, it is important to identify common features in the behavior of different materials. Measurements of the temperature - dependent London penetration depth provide important information on the structure of the superconducting gap. We show that despite significant differences between different iron - based superconductors, there is a universal trend: the gap is least anisotropic at the optimal doping and its anisotropy increases upon the departure towards underdoped and overdoped ends of the ''superconducting dome''. As a result, this trend is not related to the presence of the long-range magnetic order in the underdoped state.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States); Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127462
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Physics. Conference Series (Online); Journal Volume: 449; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6596
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY