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Title: Insulating and metallic spin glass in KxFe2-δ-yNiySe2 (0.06 ≤ y ≤ 1.44 ) single crystals

We report electron doping effects by Ni in KxFe2-δ-yNiySe₂ (0.06 ≤ y ≤ 1.44) single crystal alloys. A rich ground state phase diagram is observed. Thus, a small amount of Ni (~ 4%) suppressed superconductivity below 1.8 K, inducing insulating spin glass magnetic ground state for higher Ni content. With further Ni substitution, metallic resistivity is restored. For high Ni concentration in the lattice the unit cell symmetry is high symmetry I4/mmm with no phase separation whereas both I4/m + I4/mmm space groups were detected in the phase separated crystals when concentration of Ni < Fe. The absence of superconductivity coincides with the absence of crystalline Fe vacancy order.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Univ. of Belgrade, Belgrade (Serbia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1193231
Report Number(s):
BNL--108122-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO; R&D Project: PM016; KC0201050
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY