Magnetic properties of the superconducting state of iron-based superconductors

Kangjun Seo, Chen Fang, B. Andrei Bernevig, Jiangping Hu

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We show that features of the dynamical spin susceptibility can unambiguously distinguish between different pairing symmetries of the superconducting state in iron-based superconductors. A magnetic resonance is a feature for the extended s x2 y2 -wave cos kx cos ky pairing symmetry. It is present in the pure superconducting (SC) state but weakens in the mixed SC and magnetically ordered state. We calculate the random-phase approximation correction to the NMR spin-relaxation rate 1/ T1 and the Knight shift in the above states and show a good agreement with experimental results. Moreover, we argue that the energy dispersion of the magnetic resonance along the c axis observed in neutron scattering experiments is also an indirect evidence supporting the s x2 y2 pairing symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235207
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 19 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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