Enhancement of superconducting transition temperature due to antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in iron pnictides LaFe(As1−xPx)(O1−yFy):31P-NMR studies

H. Mukuda, F. Engetsu, K. Yamamoto, K. T. Lai, M. Yashima, Y. Kitaoka, A. Takemori, S. Miyasaka, S. Tajima
2014 Physical Review B  
Systematic P-NMR studies on LaFe(As_1-xP_x)(O_1-yF_y) with y=0.05 and 0.1 have revealed that the antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations (AFMSFs) at low energies are markedly enhanced around x=0.6 and 0.4, respectively, and as a result, Tc exhibits respective peaks at 24 K and 27 K against the P-substitution for As. This result demonstrates that the AFMSFs are responsible for the increase in Tc for LaFe(As_1-xP_x)(O_1-yF_y) as a primary mediator of the Cooper pairing. From a systematic comparison
more » ... AFMSFs with a series of (La_1-zY_z)FeAsO_δ compounds in which Tc reaches 50 K for z=0.95, we remark that a moderate development of AFMSFs causes the Tc to increase up to 50 K under the condition that the local lattice parameters of FeAs tetrahedron approaches those of the regular tetrahedron. We propose that the T_c of Fe-pnictides exceeding 50 K is maximized under an intimate collaboration of the AFMSFs and other factors originating from the optimization of the local structure.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.89.064511 fatcat:2fiuefmzwfa2pnxks2gg6a3jxy