One of the open issues concerning iron-based superconductors is whether the s± wave model is able to account for the overall effects of impurity scattering, including the low rate of decrease of the critical temperature with the impurity concentration. Here we investigate Ba1−x K x Fe2As2 crystals where disorder is introduced by Au-ion irradiation. Critical temperature, Tc , and London penetration depth, λL , were measured by a microwave resonator technique, for different values of the irradiation fluence. We compared experimental data with calculations made on the basis of the three-band Eliashberg equations, suitably accounting for the impurity scattering. We show that this approach is able to explain in a consistent way the effects of disorder both on Tc and on λL(T), within the s± wave model. In particular, a change of curvature in the low-temperature λL(T) curves for the most irradiated crystals is fairly well reproduced.
|Titolo:||Effects of disorder induced by heavy-ion irradiation on (Ba1−x K x )Fe2As2 single crystals, within the three-band Eliashberg s± wave model|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1038/s41598-017-13303-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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