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Title: High-Pressure Single-Crystal Neutron Scattering Study of Magnetic and Fe Vacancy Orders in (Tl,Rb) 2 Fe 4 Se 5 Superconductor

We investigate the magnetic and iron vacancy orders in superconducting (Tl,Rb) 2Fe 4Se 5 single-crystals by using a high-pressure neutron diffraction technique. Similar to the temperature effect, the block antiferromagnetic order gradually decreases upon increasing pressure while the Fe vacancy superstructural order remains intact before its precipitous disappearance at the critical pressure P c = 8.3 GPa. Combined with previously determined P c for superconductivity, our phase diagram under pressure reveals the concurrence of the block AFM order, the √5 × √5 iron vacancy order and superconductivity for the 245 superconductor. Lastly, a synthesis of current experimental data in a coherent physical picture is attempted.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Condensed Matter Division; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)
  2. Renmin Univ. of China, Beijing (China)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Condensed Matter Division
  4. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; 2012CB921700; 2011CBA00112; 2011CBA00103; 2012CB821404
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chinese Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0256-307X
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Basic Research Program of China; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
Country of Publication:
United States