We study the superconducting state in recently discovered high-T c superconductor KxFe2Se2 based on the ten-orbital Hubbard-Holstein model without hole pockets. When the Coulomb interaction is large, a spin-fluctuation-mediated d-wave state appears due to the nesting between electron pockets. Interestingly, the symmetry of the body-centered tetragonal structure in KxFe2Se2 requires the existence of nodes in the d-wave gap, although a fully gapped d-wave state is realized in the case of a simple tetragonal structure. In the presence of moderate electron-phonon interaction due to Fe-ion optical modes, however, orbital fluctuations give rise to the fully gapped s++-wave state without sign reversal. Therefore, both superconducting states are distinguishable by careful measurements of the gap structure or the impurity effect on Tc.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 22 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics