Three- to Two-Dimensional Transition of the Electronic Structure in CaFe2As2: A Parent Compound for an Iron Arsenic High-Temperature Superconductor
|Title||Three- to Two-Dimensional Transition of the Electronic Structure in CaFe2As2: A Parent Compound for an Iron Arsenic High-Temperature Superconductor|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Liu C, Kondo T, Ni N, Palczewski AD, Bostwick A, Samolyuk GD, Khasanov R, Shi M, Rotenberg E, Bud'ko SL, Canfield PC, Kaminski A|
|Journal Title||Physical Review Letters|
We use angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to study the electronic properties of CaFe2As2-parent compound of a pnictide superconductor. We find that the structural and magnetic transition is accompanied by a three- to two-dimensional (3D-2D) crossover in the electronic structure. Above the transition temperature (T-s) Fermi surfaces around Gamma and X points are cylindrical and quasi 2D. Below T-s, the Gamma pocket forms a 3D ellipsoid, while the X pocket remains quasi 2D. This finding strongly suggests that low dimensionality plays an important role in understanding the superconducting mechanism in pnictides.
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