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Title: Interplane resistivity of underdoped single crystals (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2(0<= x < 0.34)

Abstract

The temperature-dependent interplane resistivity ρc(T) was measured in the hole-doped iron arsenide superconductor (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 over a doping range from parent compound to optimal doping at Tc≈38 K, 0≤x≤0.34. The measurements were undertaken on high-quality single crystals grown from FeAs flux. The coupled magnetic/structural transition at TSM leads to a clear accelerated decrease of ρc(T) on cooling in samples with Tc<26 K (x<0.25). This decrease in the hole-doped material is in notable contrast to the increase in ρc(T) in the electron-doped Ba(Fe1-xCox)Fe 2As2 and isoelectron-substituted BaFe2(As1-xPx)2. TSM decreases very sharply with doping, dropping from Ts=71 K to zero on increase of Tc from approximately 25 to 27 K. ρc(T) becomes linear in T close to optimal doping. The broad crossover maximum in ρc(T), found in the parent BaFe2As2 at around Tmax~200 K, shifts to higher temperature ~250 K with doping of x=0.34. The maximum shows clear correlation with the broad crossover feature found in the temperature-dependent in-plane resistivity ρa(T). The evolution with doping of Tmax in (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 is in notable contrast with both the rapid suppression of Tmax found in Ba(Fe1-xTx)2As2 (T=Co,Rh,Ni,Pd) and its rapid increase in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2. This observation suggests that pseudogap features are much stronger in hole-doped than inmore » electron-doped iron-based superconductors, revealing significant electron-hole doping asymmetry similar to that in the cuprates.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1157649
Report Number(s):
IS-J 8362
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO; ArticleNumber: 144514
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Tanatar, M A, Straszheim, W E, Kim, Hyunsoo, Murphy, J, Spyrison, N, Blomberg, E C, Cho, K, Reid, J -Ph, Shen, Bing, Taillefer, Louis, Wen, Hai-Hu, and Prozorov, R. Interplane resistivity of underdoped single crystals (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2(0<= x < 0.34). United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.89.144514.
Tanatar, M A, Straszheim, W E, Kim, Hyunsoo, Murphy, J, Spyrison, N, Blomberg, E C, Cho, K, Reid, J -Ph, Shen, Bing, Taillefer, Louis, Wen, Hai-Hu, & Prozorov, R. Interplane resistivity of underdoped single crystals (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2(0<= x < 0.34). United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.89.144514.
Tanatar, M A, Straszheim, W E, Kim, Hyunsoo, Murphy, J, Spyrison, N, Blomberg, E C, Cho, K, Reid, J -Ph, Shen, Bing, Taillefer, Louis, Wen, Hai-Hu, and Prozorov, R. Tue . "Interplane resistivity of underdoped single crystals (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2(0<= x < 0.34)". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.89.144514.
@article{osti_1157649,
title = {Interplane resistivity of underdoped single crystals (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2(0<= x < 0.34)},
author = {Tanatar, M A and Straszheim, W E and Kim, Hyunsoo and Murphy, J and Spyrison, N and Blomberg, E C and Cho, K and Reid, J -Ph and Shen, Bing and Taillefer, Louis and Wen, Hai-Hu and Prozorov, R},
abstractNote = {The temperature-dependent interplane resistivity ρc(T) was measured in the hole-doped iron arsenide superconductor (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 over a doping range from parent compound to optimal doping at Tc≈38 K, 0≤x≤0.34. The measurements were undertaken on high-quality single crystals grown from FeAs flux. The coupled magnetic/structural transition at TSM leads to a clear accelerated decrease of ρc(T) on cooling in samples with Tc<26 K (x<0.25). This decrease in the hole-doped material is in notable contrast to the increase in ρc(T) in the electron-doped Ba(Fe1-xCox)Fe 2As2 and isoelectron-substituted BaFe2(As1-xPx)2. TSM decreases very sharply with doping, dropping from Ts=71 K to zero on increase of Tc from approximately 25 to 27 K. ρc(T) becomes linear in T close to optimal doping. The broad crossover maximum in ρc(T), found in the parent BaFe2As2 at around Tmax~200 K, shifts to higher temperature ~250 K with doping of x=0.34. The maximum shows clear correlation with the broad crossover feature found in the temperature-dependent in-plane resistivity ρa(T). The evolution with doping of Tmax in (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 is in notable contrast with both the rapid suppression of Tmax found in Ba(Fe1-xTx)2As2 (T=Co,Rh,Ni,Pd) and its rapid increase in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2. This observation suggests that pseudogap features are much stronger in hole-doped than in electron-doped iron-based superconductors, revealing significant electron-hole doping asymmetry similar to that in the cuprates.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.89.144514},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
issn = {1098-0121},
number = 14,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {4}
}