Neutron inelastic scattering peak by dissipationless mechanism in the s++-wave state in iron-based superconductors

Seiichiro Onari, Hiroshi Kontani

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We investigate the neutron scattering spectrum in iron pnictides based on the random-phase approximation in the five-orbital model with a realistic superconducting (SC) gap, Δ=5meV. In the normal state, the neutron spectrum is suppressed by large inelastic quasiparticle (QP) scattering rate γ*∼Δ. In the fully-gapped s-wave state without sign reversal (s++), a hump-shaped enhancement appears in the neutron spectrum just above 2Δ, since the inelastic QP scattering is prohibited by the SC gap. That is, the hump structure is produced by the dissipationless QPs for QP energy Ek±) are much larger than those observed in experiments. We conclude that the experimentally observed broad spectral peak in iron pnictides is created by the present "dissipationless mechanism" in the s ++-wave state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number144518
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume84
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Neutron inelastic scattering peak by dissipationless mechanism in the s++-wave state in iron-based superconductors. / Onari, Seiichiro; Kontani, Hiroshi.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 84, No. 14, 144518, 24.10.2011.

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