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Title: Enhanced superconductivity due to forward scattering in FeSe thin films on SrTiO 3 substrates

In this paper, we study the consequences of an electron–phonon (e–ph) interaction that is strongly peaked in the forward scattering ($${\bf{q}}=0$$) direction in a two-dimensional superconductor using Migdal–Eliashberg theory. We find that strong forward scattering results in an enhanced T c that is linearly proportional to the strength of the dimensionless e–ph coupling constant $${\lambda }_{m}$$ in the weak coupling limit. This interaction also produces distinct replica bands in the single-particle spectral function, similar to those observed in recent angle-resolved photoemission experiments on FeSe monolayers on SrTiO 3 and BaTiO 3 substrates. Finally, by comparing our model to photoemission experiments, we infer an e–ph coupling strength that can provide a significant portion of the observed high T c in these systems.
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  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Theoretical Physics
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; Wigner Fellowship; Rubicon Fellowship
Published Article
Journal Name:
New Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; superconductivity; electron-phonon interactions; Eliashberg theory; FeSe thin films
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1237518; OSTI ID: 1261270