Superconducting gap and pseudogap structure in LaFeAsO1-xF x probed by STM/STS

Koichi Ichimura, Junya Ishioka, Toru Kurosawa, Katsuhiko Inagaki, Migaku Oda, Satoshi Tanda, Hiroki Takahashi, Hironari Okada, Yoichi Kamihara, Masahiro Hirano, Hideo Hosono

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We report the electron tunneling study on LaFeAsO1-xF x (x=0.07) using low temperature UHV-STM/STS. Tunneling spectra below Tc clearly shows the gap structure. We found three anomalies as kinks in the tunneling differential conductance curve: 1) Superconducting gap structure ΔSC=6 meV. 2) Small pseudogap ΔPGS= 20 meV. 3) Large pseudogap ΔPGL=100-150 meV. Corresponding value of 2ΔSC/kBTc=5.8 suggests strong coupling superconductivity. Tunneling spectra at T=80 K show dip structure. The kink around V=150 mV still exist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue numberSUPPL. C
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • LaOFFeAs
  • Pseudogap
  • Superconducting gap

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Ichimura, K., Ishioka, J., Kurosawa, T., Inagaki, K., Oda, M., Tanda, S., Takahashi, H., Okada, H., Kamihara, Y., Hirano, M., & Hosono, H. (2008). Superconducting gap and pseudogap structure in LaFeAsO1-xF x probed by STM/STS. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 77(SUPPL. C), 151-152.