Magnetic ordering and structural distortion in Ru-doped BaFe2As2single crystals studied by neutron and x-ray diffraction

M. G. Kim, D. K. Pratt, G. E. Rustan, W. Tian, J. L. Zarestky, A. Thaler, S. L. Bud'ko, P. C. Canfield, R. J. McQueeney, A. Kreyssig, A. I. Goldman
2011 Physical Review B  
We present a systematic investigation of the antiferromagnetic ordering and structural distortion for the series of Ba(Fe1-xRux)2As2 compounds (0 <= x <= 0.246). Neutron and x-ray diffraction measurements demonstrate that, unlike for the electron-doped compounds, the structural and magnetic transitions remain coincident in temperature. Both the magnetic and structural transitions are gradually suppressed with increased Ru concentration and coexist with superconductivity. For samples that are
more » ... erconducting, we find strong competition between superconductivity, the antiferromagnetic ordering, and the structural distortion.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.83.054514 fatcat:vt5x5vgefndzdc2linu3wqweey