Evidence from neutron diffraction for superconductivity in the stabilized tetragonal phase of CaFe2As2 under uniaxial pressure

TitleEvidence from neutron diffraction for superconductivity in the stabilized tetragonal phase of CaFe2As2 under uniaxial pressure
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsProkes K, Kreyssig A, Ouladdiaf B, Pratt DK, Ni N, Bud'ko SL, Canfield PC, McQueeney RJ, Argyriou DN, Goldman AI
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Volume81
Pages180506
Date Published05/01
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberISI:000278141800015
Abstract

CaFe2As2 single crystals under uniaxial pressure applied along the c axis exhibit the coexistence of several structural phases at low temperatures. We show that the room-temperature tetragonal phase is stabilized at low temperatures for pressures above 0.06 GPa, and its weight fraction attains a maximum in the region where superconductivity is observed under applied uniaxial pressure. Simultaneous resistivity measurements strongly suggest that this phase is responsible for the superconductivity in CaFe2As2 found below 10 K in samples subjected to nonhydrostatic pressure conditions.

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DOI10.1103/Physrevb.81.180506