Three-Dimensional Electronic Structure of Superconducting Iron Pnictides Observed by Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy

Walid Malaeb, Teppei Yoshida, Atsushi Fujimori, Masato Kubota, Kanta Ono, Kunihiro Kihou, Parasharam M. Shirage, Hijiri Kito, Akira Iyo, Hiroshi Eisaki, Yasuyuki Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Tamegai (+1 others)
2009 Journal of the Physical Society of Japan  
We have performed an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) study of the undoped and electron-doped iron pnictides BaFe2\_{-x}CoxAs2 (Ba122) (x=0, 0.14) and studied the Fermi surfaces (FSs) and band dispersions near the Fermi level. The FS sheets we observed are consistent with the shrinkage of the hole-like pockets around the Brillouin Zone (BZ) center and the expansion of the electron pockets around the BZ corner in the electron-doped compound as compared to the undoped parent
more » ... undoped parent compound. Band dispersions and FSs around the BZ center strongly depend on the photon energy, indicating the three-dimensional (3D) electronic structure. This observation suggests that the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the pnictides may have to be considered including the orbital-dependent 3D electronic structure, where FS nesting is not necessarily strong.
doi:10.1143/jpsj.78.123706 fatcat:ojw3i7lmhjcwrhll2ee6jhqzpy