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Title: Nonmonotonic pressure evolution of the upper critical field in superconducting FeSe

The pressure dependence of the upper critical field, H c2,c, of single crystalline FeSe was studied using measurements of the interplane resistivity, ρ c, in magnetic fields parallel to tetragonal c axis. H c2,c(T) curves obtained under hydrostatic pressures up to 1.56 GPa, the range over which the superconducting transition temperature, T c, of FeSe exhibits a nonmonotonic dependence with local maximum at p 1 ≈ 0.8 GPa and local minimum at p 2 ≈ 1.2 GPa. The slope of the upper critical field at T c,(dH c2,c/dT)T c, also exhibits a nonmonotonic pressure dependence with distinct changes at p 1 and p 2. For p < p 1 the slope can be described within a multiband orbital model. For both p 1 < p < p 2 and p > p 2 the slope is in good semiquantitative agreement with a single band, orbital Helfand-Werthamer theory with Fermi velocities determined from Shubnikov–de Haas measurements. Lastly, this finding indicates that Fermi surface changes are responsible for the local minimum of T c(p) at p 2 ≈ 1.2 GPa.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States); Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8850
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
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
OSTI Identifier:
1240742
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1236530