Structural transition and anisotropic properties of single-crystalline SrFe2As2

TitleStructural transition and anisotropic properties of single-crystalline SrFe2As2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsYan JQ, Kreyssig A, Nandi S, Ni N, Bud'ko SL, Kracher A, McQueeney RJ, McCallum RW, Lograsso TA, Goldman AI, Canfield PC
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Date PublishedJul
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberISI:000258190200116

Platelike single crystals of SrFe2As2 as large as 3x3x0.5 mm(3) have been grown out of Sn flux. The SrFe2As2 single crystals show a structural phase transition from a high-temperature tetragonal phase to a low-temperature orthorhombic phase at T-o=198 K, and do not show any sign of superconductivity down to 1.8 K. The structural transition is accompanied by an anomaly in the electrical resistivity, Hall resistivity, specific heat, and the anisotropic magnetic susceptibility. In an intermediate temperature range from 198 to 160 K, single-crystal x-ray diffraction suggests a coexistence of the high-temperature tetragonal and the low-temperature orthorhombic phases.

Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. B