Pressure-induced Fermi-surface reconstruction in the iron-arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2: Evidence of a phase transition inside the antiferromagnetic phase

TitlePressure-induced Fermi-surface reconstruction in the iron-arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2: Evidence of a phase transition inside the antiferromagnetic phase
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHassinger E, Gredat G, Valade F, de Cotret SR, Juneau-Fecteau A, Reid JP, Kim H, Tanatar MA, Prozorov R, Shen B, Wen HH, Doiron-Leyraud N, Taillefer L
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Volume86
Pages140502
Date Published10
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberWOS:000309972200002
Abstract

The electrical resistivity. of the iron-arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2 was measured in applied pressures up to 2.6 GPa for four underdoped samples, with x similar or equal to 0.16, 0.18, 0.19, and 0.21. The antiferromagnetic ordering temperature T-N, detected as a sharp anomaly in rho(T), decreases linearly with pressure. At pressures above P similar or equal to 1.0 GPa, a second sharp anomaly is detected at a lower temperature T-0, which rises with pressure. We attribute this second anomaly to the onset of a phase that causes a reconstruction of the Fermi surface. The new phase expands with increasing x and it competes with superconductivity. We discuss the possibility that a second spin-density wave orders at T-0, with a Q vector distinct from that of the spin-density wave that sets in at T-N.

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DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.86.140502
Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. B