Exotic d-wave superconducting state of strongly hole-doped K xBa1-xFe2As2

Ronny Thomale, Christian Platt, Werner Hanke, Jiangping Hu, B. Andrei Bernevig

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We investigate the superconducting phase in the KxBa 1-xFe2As2 122 compounds from moderate to strong hole-doping regimes. Using the functional renormalization group, we show that, while the system develops a nodeless anisotropic s± order parameter in the moderately doped regime, gapping out the electron pockets at strong hole doping drives the system into a nodal (cos kx+cos k y)(cos kx-cos ky) d-wave superconducting state. This is in accordance with recent experimental evidence from measurements on KFe2As2 which observe a nodal order parameter in the extreme doping regime. The magnetic instability is strongly suppressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 8 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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