Orbital selective Fermi surface shifts and mechanism of high T c superconductivity in correlated AFeAs (A=Li, Na)

Geunsik Lee, Hyo Seok Ji, Yeongkwan Kim, Changyoung Kim, Kristjan Haule, Gabriel Kotliar, Bumsung Lee, Seunghyun Khim, Kee Hoon Kim, Kwang S. Kim, Ki Seok Kim, Ji Hoon Shim

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Abstract

Based on the dynamical mean field theory and angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we have investigated the mechanism of high T c superconductivity in stoichiometric LiFeAs. The calculated spectrum is in excellent agreement with the measured angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The Fermi surface (FS) nesting, which is predicted in the conventional density functional theory method, is suppressed due to the orbital-dependent correlation effect within the dynamical mean field theory method. We have shown that such marginal breakdown of the FS nesting is an essential condition to the spin-fluctuation mediated superconductivity, while the good FS nesting in NaFeAs induces a spin density wave ground state. Our results indicate that a fully charge self-consistent description of the correlation effect is crucial in the description of the FS nesting-driven instabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number177001
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume109
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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