The relationship between antiferromagnetic (AF) fluctuation and superconductivity was investigated in the La1111 series, LaFeAsO1-x Fx (x=0, 0.05, 0.08, 0.10, and 0.14) by examining nuclear relaxation rates (1/ T1) at both ambient pressure and 3.0 GPa. The results show that the critical doping level at which low-frequency AF fluctuation vanishes is around the optimally doped regime (x∼0.10). Although the AF fluctuation is enhanced by applying pressure in the underdoped regime (0.05≤x<0.10), the increase in critical transition temperature (Tc) is small, whereas Tc remarkably increases in the overdoped regime (x=0.14), implying that the AF fluctuation is less important to the high- Tc mechanism than the density of states at the electron pocket. The x dependence of T c at 3.0 GPa is similar to that of R1111 (R=Ce, Pr, Nd, etc.) with Tc ≥40 K at ambient pressure. The relationship between T c and the pnictogen height or lattice constant indicates that pressure application is equivalent to full rare-earth substitution. This equivalence suggests that high Tc above 40 K is realized when the AF fluctuation is absent.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Nov 4|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics