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Title: Coexistence of superconductivity and short-range double-stripe spin correlations in Te-vapor annealed FeTe 1 x Se x ( x 0.2 )

In as-grown bulk crystals of Fe 1+yTe 1–xSe x with x ≲ 0.3, excess Fe (y > 0) is inevitable and correlates with a suppression of superconductivity. At the same time, t here remains the question as to whether the character of the antiferromagnetic correlations associated wi th the enhanced anion height above the Fe planes in Te-rich samples is compatible with superconductivity. To t est this, we have annealed as-grown crystals with x = 0.1 and 0.2 in Te vapor, effectively reducing the excess Fe and in ducing bulk superconductivity. Inelastic neutron scattering measurements reveal low-energy magnet ic excitations consistent with short-range correlations of the double-stripe type; nevertheless, cooling int o the superconducting state results in a spin gap and a spin resonance, with the extra signal in the resonance being short-range with a mixed single-stripe/double-stripe character, which is different than other iron-based superconductors. In conclusion, the mixed magnetic character of these superconducting samples does not appear to be trivially explainable by inhomogeneity.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-205734-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; SC0012704; AC02-05CH1123
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; superconductivity; inelastic neutron scattering
OSTI Identifier:
1460176
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1440360; OSTI ID: 1454307