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Title: Doping evolution of the anisotropic upper critical fields in the iron-based superconductor Ba 1-xK xFe 2As 2

Abstract

In-plane resistivity measurements as a function of temperature and magnetic field up to 35 T with precise orientation within the crystallographic ac plane were used to study the upper critical field H c2 of the hole-doped iron-based superconductor Ba 1–xK xFe 2As 2. Compositions of the samples studied spanned from under- doped x=0.17 (T c=12 K) and x=0.22 (T c=20 K), both in the coexistence range of stripe magnetism and superconductivity, through optimal doping x=0.39 (T c=38.4 K) and x=0.47 (T c=37.2 K), to overdoped x=0.65 (T c=22 K) and x=0.83 (T c=10 K). Here, we find notable doping asymmetry of the shapes of the anisotropic H c2(T), suggesting the important role of paramagnetic limiting effects in the H∥a configuration in overdoped compositions and multiband effects in underdoped compositions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
  3. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1411176
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1408790
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9508
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; TRN: US1800192
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358; DMR 1157490
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 18; 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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Tanatar, Makariy A., Liu, Yong, Jaroszynski, J., Brooks, J. S., Lograsso, Thomas A., and Prozorov, Ruslan. Doping evolution of the anisotropic upper critical fields in the iron-based superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184511.
Tanatar, Makariy A., Liu, Yong, Jaroszynski, J., Brooks, J. S., Lograsso, Thomas A., & Prozorov, Ruslan. Doping evolution of the anisotropic upper critical fields in the iron-based superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184511.
Tanatar, Makariy A., Liu, Yong, Jaroszynski, J., Brooks, J. S., Lograsso, Thomas A., and Prozorov, Ruslan. Tue . "Doping evolution of the anisotropic upper critical fields in the iron-based superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184511. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411176.
@article{osti_1411176,
title = {Doping evolution of the anisotropic upper critical fields in the iron-based superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2},
author = {Tanatar, Makariy A. and Liu, Yong and Jaroszynski, J. and Brooks, J. S. and Lograsso, Thomas A. and Prozorov, Ruslan},
abstractNote = {In-plane resistivity measurements as a function of temperature and magnetic field up to 35 T with precise orientation within the crystallographic ac plane were used to study the upper critical field Hc2 of the hole-doped iron-based superconductor Ba1–xKxFe2As2. Compositions of the samples studied spanned from under- doped x=0.17 (Tc=12 K) and x=0.22 (Tc=20 K), both in the coexistence range of stripe magnetism and superconductivity, through optimal doping x=0.39 (Tc=38.4 K) and x=0.47 (Tc=37.2 K), to overdoped x=0.65 (Tc=22 K) and x=0.83 (Tc=10 K). Here, we find notable doping asymmetry of the shapes of the anisotropic Hc2(T), suggesting the important role of paramagnetic limiting effects in the H∥a configuration in overdoped compositions and multiband effects in underdoped compositions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.96.184511},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 18,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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