Pnictogen height as a switch between high-Tc nodeless and low-Tc nodal pairings in the iron-based superconductors

Kazuhiko Kuroki, Hidetomo Usui, Seiichiro Onari, Ryotaro Arita, Hideo Aoki

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Effects of the lattice structure on the spin-fluctuation mediated superconductivity is studied theoretically for various iron pnictides. We get a general picture that the gap function and the strength of the superconducting instability are determined by multiple spin fluctuation modes arising from several nestings among disconnected pieces of the Fermi surface, which work constructively or competitively as dictated by the lattice structure. Specifically, the appearance of the Fermi surface around (π,π) in the unfolded Brillouin zone is sensitive to the pnictogen height hPn above the Fe plane, where hPn is shown to act as a switch between high-Tc nodeless and low-Tc nodal pairings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume470
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fermi surface
  • Iron pnictide superconductors
  • Lattice structure
  • Spin fluctuation

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Pnictogen height as a switch between high-Tc nodeless and low-Tc nodal pairings in the iron-based superconductors. / Kuroki, Kazuhiko; Usui, Hidetomo; Onari, Seiichiro; Arita, Ryotaro; Aoki, Hideo.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 470, No. SUPPL.1, 12.2010.

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Kuroki, Kazuhiko ; Usui, Hidetomo ; Onari, Seiichiro ; Arita, Ryotaro ; Aoki, Hideo. / Pnictogen height as a switch between high-Tc nodeless and low-Tc nodal pairings in the iron-based superconductors. In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications. 2010 ; Vol. 470, No. SUPPL.1.
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