Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1-2017

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

95

Issue

10

First Page

100502

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.95.100502

Abstract

Measurements of the London penetration depth Δλ(T) and tunneling conductance in single crystals of the recently discovered stoichiometric iron-based superconductor CaKFe4As4 (CaK1144) show nodeless, two-effective-gap superconductivity with a larger gap of about 6–10 meV and a smaller gap of about 1–4 meV. Having a critical temperature Tc,onset≈35.8 K, this material behaves similar to slightly overdoped (Ba1−xKx)Fe2As2 (e.g., x=0.54,Tc≈34 K), a known multigap s± superconductor. We conclude that the superconducting behavior of stoichiometric CaK1144 demonstrates that two-gap s± superconductivity is an essential property of high-temperature superconductivity in iron-based superconductors, independent of the degree of substitutional disorder.

Comments

This article is published as Cho, Kyuil, A. Fente, S. Teknowijoyo, M. A. Tanatar, K. R. Joshi, N. M. Nusran, T. Kong, W. R. Meier, U. Kaluarachchi, I. Guillamon, H. Suderow, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, and R. Prozorov. "Nodeless multiband superconductivity in stoichiometric single-crystalline CaKFe4 As4." Physical Review B 95, no. 10 (2017): 100502. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.100502. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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