Charge-carrier localization induced by excess Fe in the superconductor Fe1+y Te1-x Sex

T. J. Liu, X. Ke, B. Qian, J. Hu, D. Fobes, E. K. Vehstedt, H. Pham, J. H. Yang, M. H. Fang, L. Spinu, P. Schiffer, Y. Liu, Z. Q. Mao

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Abstract

We have investigated the effect of Fe nonstoichiometry on properties of the Fe1+y (Te,Se) superconductor system by means of resistivity, Hall coefficient, magnetic susceptibility, and specific-heat measurements. We find that the excess Fe at interstitial sites of the (Te, Se) layers not only suppresses superconductivity but also results in a weakly localized electronic state. We argue that these effects originate from the magnetic coupling between the excess Fe and the adjacent Fe square-planar sheets, which favors a short-range magnetic order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number174509
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume80
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2009

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Liu, T. J., Ke, X., Qian, B., Hu, J., Fobes, D., Vehstedt, E. K., Pham, H., Yang, J. H., Fang, M. H., Spinu, L., Schiffer, P., Liu, Y., & Mao, Z. Q. (2009). Charge-carrier localization induced by excess Fe in the superconductor Fe1+y Te1-x Sex. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 80(17), [174509]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.174509