31P-NMR measurements were performed in the iron pnictides BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 for 0.07 ≤ x ≤ 0.64 in order to investigate evolution of electronic state with isovalent substitution. In general, the spin part of the Knight shift Kspin and (T1T)-1/2 are proportional to the quasiparticle density of states at the Fermi level N(EF) at high temperature where the Korringa relation holds. We found that Kspin and (T1T)-1/2 are almost unaffected by the P-substitution, indicating that N(EF) is nearly constant. These results are quantitatively consistent with our band calculation. We claim that the slight changes of N(EF) by P-substitution in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 is not enough to explain the Tc variation ranging from 30 K to 0 K, and thus suggest that antiferromagnetic correlations related to the quantum critical character are essential for the high Tc superconductivity.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2012|
|Event||International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2011 - Cambridge, United Kingdom|
Duration: Aug 29 2011 → Sep 3 2011
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)