We report on the anisotropy of the London penetration depth of CaKFe 4 As 4 , discussing how it relates to its electronic structure and how it modifies under introduction of disorder, both chemically induced (by Ni substitution) and irradiation induced (by 3.5-MeV protons). Indeed, CaKFe 4 As 4 is particularly suitable for the study of fundamental superconducting properties due to its stoichiometric composition, exhibiting clean-limit behavior in the pristine samples and having a fairly high critical temperature, T c ≈ 35 K. The London penetration depth λ L is measured with a microwave-coplanar-resonator technique that allows us to deconvolve the anisotropic contributions λ L,ab and λ L,c and obtain the anisotropy parameter γ λ = λ L,c /λ L,ab . The γ λ (T) found for the undoped pristine sample is in good agreement with previous literature and is here compared to ab initio density-functional-theory and Eliashberg calculations. The dependence of γ λ (T) on both chemical and irradiation-induced disorder is discussed to highlight which method is more suitable to decrease the direction dependence of the electromagnetic properties while maintaining a high critical temperature. Lastly, the relevance of an intrinsic anisotropy such as γ λ on application- related anisotropic parameters (critical current, pinning) is discussed in light of the recent employment of CaKFe 4 As 4 in the production of wires.
Tuning the Intrinsic Anisotropy with Disorder in the CaKFe4As4 Superconductor / Torsello, D.; Ummarino, G. A.; Bekaert, J.; Gozzelino, L.; Gerbaldo, R.; Tanatar, M. A.; Canfield, P. C.; Prozorov, R.; Ghigo, G.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED. - ISSN 2331-7019. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:6(2020), p. 064046.
|Titolo:||Tuning the Intrinsic Anisotropy with Disorder in the CaKFe4As4 Superconductor|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.064046|
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