Large magnetic penetration depth and thermal fluctuations in a superconducting Ca 10(Pt 3As 8)[(Fe 1-xPt x) 2As 2] 5 (x=0.097) single crystal

Jeehoon Kim, Filip Ronning, N. Haberkorn, L. Civale, E. Nazaretski, Ni Ni, R. J. Cava, J. D. Thompson, R. Movshovich

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Abstract

We have measured the temperature dependence of the absolute value of the magnetic penetration depth λ(T) in a Ca 10(Pt 3As 8)[(Fe 1-xPt x) 2As 2] 5 (x=0.097) single crystal using a low-temperature magnetic force microscope (MFM). We obtain λ ab(0)1000 nm via extrapolating the data to T=0. This large λ and pronounced anisotropy in this system are responsible for large thermal fluctuations and the presence of a liquid vortex phase in this low-temperature superconductor with a critical temperature of 11 K, consistent with the interpretation of the electrical transport data. The superconducting parameters obtained from λ and coherence length ξ place this compound in the extreme type II regime. Meissner responses (via MFM) at different locations across the sample are similar to each other, indicating good homogeneity of the superconducting state on a submicron scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number180504
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume85
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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