We report on ion irradiation experiments performed on compounds belonging to the BaFe 2As 2 family, each one involving the partial substitution of an atom of the parent compound (K for Ba, Co for Fe, and P for As), with an optimal composition to maximize the superconducting critical temperature Tc. Employed ion beams were 3.5-MeV protons, 250-MeV Au ions, and 1.2-GeV Pb ions, but additional data from literature are also considered, thus covering a wide range of ions and energies. Microwave characterization based on the use of a coplanar waveguide resonator allowed us to investigate the irradiation-induced Tc degradation, as well as the increase of normal state resistivity and London penetration depth. The damage was quantified in terms of displacements per atom (dpa). From this broad and comprehensive set of experimental data, clear scaling laws emerge, valid in the range of moderate irradiation-induced disorder (dpa up to 5 × 10 - 3 were investigated). In these conditions, linear trends with dpa were found for all the modification rates, while a power law dependence on the ion energy was found for heavy-ion irradiation. All these scaling laws are reported and discussed throughout the paper.
Scaling laws for ion irradiation effects in iron-based superconductors / Torsello, D.; Gozzelino, L.; Gerbaldo, R.; Tamegai, T.; Ghigo, G.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:1(2021), p. 5818. [10.1038/s41598-021-84699-4]
|Titolo:||Scaling laws for ion irradiation effects in iron-based superconductors|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84699-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|