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Title: Local nematic susceptibility in stressed BaFe 2 As 2 from NMR electric field gradient measurements

The electric field gradient (EFG) tensor at the 75As site couples to the orbital occupations of the As p orbitals and is a sensitive probe of local nematicity in BaFe 2As 2. We use nuclear magnetic resonance to measure the nuclear quadrupolar splittings and find that the EFG asymmetry responds linearly to the presence of a strain field in the paramagnetic phase. We extract the nematic susceptibility from the slope of this linear response as a function of temperature and find that it diverges near the structural transition, in agreement with other measures of the bulk nematic susceptibility. In conclusion, our work establishes an alternative method to extract the nematic susceptibility which, in contrast to transport methods, can be extended inside the superconducting state.
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  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. TU Dresden, Dresden (Germany). Inst. for Solid State Physics
  3. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  4. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). School of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; TRN: US1800860
Grant/Contract Number:
DMR-1506961; DMR-1607139; NA0002908; SC0012336; AC02-07CH11358
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Science Foundation (NSF); German Research Foundation (DFG)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; antiferromagnetism; high-temperature superconductors; nuclear quadrupole resonance
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1414039; OSTI ID: 1464798