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Title: Expansion of the tetragonal magnetic phase with pressure in the iron arsenide superconductor Ba 1 - x K x Fe 2 As 2

Abstract

In the temperature-concentration phase diagram of most iron-based superconductors, antiferromagnetic order is gradually suppressed to zero at a critical point, and a dome of superconductivity forms around that point. The nature of the magnetic phase and its fluctuations is of fundamental importance for elucidating the pairing mechanism. In Ba 1–xK xFe 2As 2 and Ba 1–xNa xFe 2As 2, it has recently become clear that the usual stripelike magnetic phase, of orthorhombic symmetry, gives way to a second magnetic phase, of tetragonal symmetry, near the critical point, in the range from x = 0.24 to x = 0.28 for Ba 1–xK xFe 2As 2. In a prior study, an unidentified phase was discovered for x < 0.24 but under applied pressure, whose onset was detected as a sharp anomaly in the resistivity. Here we report measurements of the electrical resistivity of Ba 1–xK xFe 2As 2 under applied hydrostatic pressures up to 2.75 GPa, for x = 0.22, 0.24, and 0.28. The critical pressure above which the unidentified phase appears is seen to decrease with increasing x and vanish at x = 0.24, thereby linking the pressure-induced phase to the tetragonal magnetic phase observed at ambient pressure. In the temperature-concentrationmore » phase diagram of Ba 1–xK xFe 2As 2, we find that pressure greatly expands the tetragonal magnetic phase, while the stripelike phase shrinks. As a result, this reveals that pressure may be a powerful tuning parameter with which to explore the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in this material.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [1];  [6]
  1. Univ. de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
  2. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
  3. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States); Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  4. Nanjing Univ., Nanjing (China)
  5. Nanjing Univ., Nanjing (China); Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto, ON (Canada)
  6. Univ. de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC (Canada); Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1337668
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1245047
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8986
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358; 2011CBA00100
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Hassinger, Elena, Gredat, G., Valade, F., de Cotret, S. Rene, Cyr-Choiniere, O., Juneau-Fecteau, A., Reid, J. -Ph., Kim, H., Tanatar, M. A., Prozorov, R., Shen, B., Wen, H. -H., Doiron-Leyraud, N., and Taillefer, Louis. Expansion of the tetragonal magnetic phase with pressure in the iron arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.144401.
Hassinger, Elena, Gredat, G., Valade, F., de Cotret, S. Rene, Cyr-Choiniere, O., Juneau-Fecteau, A., Reid, J. -Ph., Kim, H., Tanatar, M. A., Prozorov, R., Shen, B., Wen, H. -H., Doiron-Leyraud, N., & Taillefer, Louis. Expansion of the tetragonal magnetic phase with pressure in the iron arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.144401.
Hassinger, Elena, Gredat, G., Valade, F., de Cotret, S. Rene, Cyr-Choiniere, O., Juneau-Fecteau, A., Reid, J. -Ph., Kim, H., Tanatar, M. A., Prozorov, R., Shen, B., Wen, H. -H., Doiron-Leyraud, N., and Taillefer, Louis. Fri . "Expansion of the tetragonal magnetic phase with pressure in the iron arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.144401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337668.
@article{osti_1337668,
title = {Expansion of the tetragonal magnetic phase with pressure in the iron arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2},
author = {Hassinger, Elena and Gredat, G. and Valade, F. and de Cotret, S. Rene and Cyr-Choiniere, O. and Juneau-Fecteau, A. and Reid, J. -Ph. and Kim, H. and Tanatar, M. A. and Prozorov, R. and Shen, B. and Wen, H. -H. and Doiron-Leyraud, N. and Taillefer, Louis},
abstractNote = {In the temperature-concentration phase diagram of most iron-based superconductors, antiferromagnetic order is gradually suppressed to zero at a critical point, and a dome of superconductivity forms around that point. The nature of the magnetic phase and its fluctuations is of fundamental importance for elucidating the pairing mechanism. In Ba1–xKxFe2As2 and Ba1–xNaxFe2As2, it has recently become clear that the usual stripelike magnetic phase, of orthorhombic symmetry, gives way to a second magnetic phase, of tetragonal symmetry, near the critical point, in the range from x = 0.24 to x = 0.28 for Ba1–xKxFe2As2. In a prior study, an unidentified phase was discovered for x < 0.24 but under applied pressure, whose onset was detected as a sharp anomaly in the resistivity. Here we report measurements of the electrical resistivity of Ba1–xKxFe2As2 under applied hydrostatic pressures up to 2.75 GPa, for x = 0.22, 0.24, and 0.28. The critical pressure above which the unidentified phase appears is seen to decrease with increasing x and vanish at x = 0.24, thereby linking the pressure-induced phase to the tetragonal magnetic phase observed at ambient pressure. In the temperature-concentration phase diagram of Ba1–xKxFe2As2, we find that pressure greatly expands the tetragonal magnetic phase, while the stripelike phase shrinks. As a result, this reveals that pressure may be a powerful tuning parameter with which to explore the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in this material.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.93.144401},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 14,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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