Tunable (δπ, δπ)-type antiferromagnetic order in α-Fe(Te,Se) superconductors

Wei Bao, Y. Qiu, Q. Huang, M. A. Green, P. Zajdel, M. R. Fitzsimmons, M. Zhernenkov, S. Chang, Minghu Fang, B. Qian, E. K. Vehstedt, Jinhu Yang, H. M. Pham, L. Spinu, Z. Q. Mao

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The new α-Fe(Te,Se) superconductors share the common iron building block and ferminology with the LaFeAsO and BaFe2As2 families of superconductors. In contrast with the predicted commensurate spin-density-wave order at the nesting wave vector (π, 0), a completely different magnetic order with a composition tunable propagation vector (δπ, δπ) was determined for the parent compound Fe1+yTe in this powder and single-crystal neutron diffraction study. The new antiferromagnetic order survives as a short-range one even in the highest TC sample. An alternative to the prevailing nesting Fermi surface mechanism is required to understand the latest family of ferrous superconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number247001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 17 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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