Publication Date

2-23-2021

Department

Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy

Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

OSTI ID+

1769018

Report Number

IS-J 10428

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.103.L060506

Journal Title

Physical Review B

Volume Number

103

Issue Number

6

First Page

L060506

Abstract

High critical temperature superconductivity often occurs in systems where an antiferromagnetic order is brought near T=0 K by slightly modifying pressure or doping. CaKFe4As4 is a superconducting, stoichiometric iron-pnictide compound showing optimal superconducting critical temperature with Tc as large as 35 K. Doping with Ni induces a decrease in Tc and the onset of spin-vortex crystal (SVC) antiferromagnetic order, which consists of spins pointing inwards to or outwards from alternating As sites on the diagonals of the in-plane square Fe lattice. Here we study the band structure of CaK(Fe0.95Ni0.05)4As4 (Tc=10 K, TSVC=50 K) using quasiparticle interference with a scanning tunneling microscope and show how the SVC modifies the band structure and induces a fourfold superconducting gap anisotropy.

DOE Contract Number(s)

AC02-07CH11358

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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