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Title: Persistent magnetism in silver-doped BaF e 2 A s 2 crystals

Here, we investigate the thermodynamic and transport properties of silver-substituted BaF e 2 A s 2 (122) crystals up to ~ 4.5 % . Similar to other transition-metal substitutions in 122, Ag diminishes the antiferromagnetic ( T N ) and structural ( T S ) transition temperatures, but unlike other electron-doped 122s, T N and T S coincide without splitting. Though magnetism drops precipitously to T N = 84 K at doping x = 0.029 , it only weakly changes above this x , settling at T N = 80 K at x = 0.045 . Compared to this persistent magnetism in Ag-122, doping other group 11 elements of either Cu or Au in 122 diminished T N and induced superconductivity near T c = 2 K at x = 0.044 or 0.031, respectively. Ag-122 crystals show reflective surfaces with surprising thicker cross sections for x ≥ 0.019 , the appearance that is in contrast to the typical thin stacked layered feature seen in all other flux-grown x-122 and lower Ag-122. We found that this physical trait may be a manifest of intrinsic weak changes in c lattice and T N . Our theoretical calculations suggest that Ag doping producesmore » strong electronic scattering and yet a relatively small disruption of the magnetic state, both of which preclude superconductivity in this system.« less
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Condensed Matter Division
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division; Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC05-06Or23100; AC05-06OR23100
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1328721