Effect of electron-phonon interactions on orbital fluctuations in iron-based superconductors

Yusuke Nomura, Kazuma Nakamura, Ryotaro Arita

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Abstract

To investigate the possibility of whether electron-phonon coupling can enhance orbital fluctuations in iron-based superconductors, we develop an ab initio method to construct the effective low-energy models including the phonon-related terms. With the derived effective electron-phonon interactions and phonon frequencies, we estimate the static part (ω=0) of the phonon-mediated effective on site intra- or interorbital electron-electron attractions as ∼-0.4 eV and exchange or pair-hopping terms as ∼-0.02 eV. We analyze the model with the derived interactions together with the Coulomb repulsions within the random phase approximation. We find that the enhancement of the orbital fluctuations due to the electron-phonon interactions is small, and that the spin fluctuations enhanced by the Coulomb repulsions dominate. It leads to the superconducting state with the sign reversal in the gap functions (s± wave).

Original languageEnglish
Article number027002
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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