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Anomalous high-magnetic field electronic state of the nematic superconductors FeSe1−xSx

Bristow, M.; Reiss, P.; Haghighirad, A. A.; Zajicek, Z.; Singh, S. J.; Wolf, T.; Graf, D.; Knafo, W.; McCollam, A.; Coldea, A. I.

Abstract (englisch):
Understanding superconductivity requires detailed knowledge of the normal electronic state from which it emerges. A nematic electronic state that breaks the rotational symmetry of the lattice can potentially promote unique scattering relevant for superconductivity. Here, we investigate the normal transport of superconducting FeSe1−xSx across a nematic phase transition using high-magnetic fields up to 69 T to establish the temperature and field dependencies. We find that the nematic state is dominated by a linear resistivity at low temperatures that evolves towards Fermi-liquid behavior, depending on the composition x and the impurity level. Near the nematic end point, we find an extended temperature regime with ∼T1.5 resistivity, different from the behavior found near an antiferromagnetic critical point. The variation of the resistivity exponent with temperature reflects the importance of the nematoelastic coupling that can also suppress divergent critical fluctuations at the nematic end point. The transverse magnetoresistance inside the nematic phase has a ∼H1.55 dependence over a large magnetic field range and it displays an unusual peak at low temperatures inside the nematic phase. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000118569
Veröffentlicht am 23.04.2020
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013309
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Quantenmaterialien und -technologien (IQMT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2643-1564
KITopen-ID: 1000118569
HGF-Programm 43.21.01 (POF III, LK 01)
Quantum Correlations in Condensed Matter
Erschienen in Physical review research
Band 2
Heft 1
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 013309
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 13.03.2020
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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