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Title: Phonon anomalies in pure and underdoped R1-xKxFe2As2 (R=Ba, Sr) investigated by Raman light scattering.
Authors: Rahlenbeck, M
Sun, GL
Sun, DL
Lin, CT
Keimer, B
Ulrich, C
Keywords: Raman Spectra
Light Scattering
Spin Waves
Magnetic Moments
Antiferromagnetic Materials
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Rahlenbeck, M., Sun, G. L., Sun, D. L., Lin, C. T., Keimer, B., & Ulrich, C. (2009). Phonon anomalies in pure and underdoped R1-xKxFe2As2 (R=Ba, Sr) investigated by Raman light scattering. Physical Review B, 80(6), 064509.
Abstract: We present a detailed temperature-dependent Raman light scattering study of optical phonons in Ba1-xKxFe2As2 (x similar to 0.28, superconducting T-c similar to 29 K), Sr1-xKxFe2As2 (x similar to 0.15, T-c similar to 29 K), and nonsuperconducting BaFe2As2 single crystals. In all samples we observe a strong continuous narrowing of the Raman-active Fe and As vibrations upon cooling below the spin-density wave transition T-s. We attribute this effect to the opening of the spin-density wave gap. The electron-phonon linewidths inferred from these data greatly exceed the predictions of ab initio density-functional calculations without spin polarization, which may imply that local magnetic moments survive well above T-s. A first-order structural transition accompanying the spin-density wave transition induces discontinuous jumps in the phonon frequencies. These anomalies are increasingly suppressed for higher potassium concentrations. We also observe subtle phonon anomalies at the superconducting transition temperature T-c with a behavior qualitatively similar to that in the cuprate superconductors. © 2009, American Physical Society
ISSN: 1098-0121
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