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Iron-based Superconductors
Materials, Properties and Mechanisms

ISBN 9789814303224
Published November 19, 2012 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
562 Pages 32 Color & 205 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

From fundamental physics point of view, iron-based superconductors have properties that are more amenable to band structural calculations. This book reviews the progress made in this fascinating field. With contributions from leading experts, the book provides a guide to understanding materials, physical properties, and superconductivity mechanism aspects, and is important for students and beginners to have an overall view of the recent progress in this active field.

Table of Contents

Iron-Based Superconductors: Discovery and Progress in Materials
Hideo Hosono
Small History on Discovery and Progress in Parent Materials
Crystal Structure of Parent Materials
Parent Material and Superconductivity
Unique Characteristics of FeSCs
Single Crystal
Thin Film
Summary and Relevant New Superconductors
Synthesis and Physical Properties of the New Potassium Iron Selenide Superconductor
R. Hu, E. D. Mun, D. H. Ryan, K. Cho, H. Kim, H. Hodovanets, W. E. Straszheim, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, W. N. Rowan-Weetaluktuk, J. M. Cadogan, M.M. Altarawneh, C. H. Mielke, V. S. Zapf, S. L. Budko, and P. C. Canfield
Experimental Methods
Crystal Growth and Stoichiometry
Physical Properties of Single Crystals of K0.80Fe1.76Se2
Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy of Iron Pnictides
Takafumi Sato, Pierre Richard, Kosuke Nakayama, Takashi Takahashi, and Hong Ding
Experimental Results
Concluding Remarks and Summary
Quantum Oscillations in Iron Pnictide Superconductors
Suchitra E. Sebastian
Quantum Oscillations
Magnetic Field Dependence
Temperature Dependence
Iron Pnictide Superconductors
Quantum Oscillations in Antiferromagnetic Parent Iron Pnictides
Quantum Oscillations in Overdoped Paramagnetic Iron Pnictides
Cuprates and Iron Pnictides: Electronic Structure Comparison
Optical Investigation on Iron-Based Superconductors
Nan-LinWang and Zhi-Guo Chen
Introduction About Optical Properties of Solids
Optical Studies on the Parent Compounds
Multi-Components vs. Extended Drude Model Analysis of Optical Conductivity
Electron Correlations in the Fe-Pnictides/Chalcogenides
Anisotropic Charge Dynamics
Optical Properties of Iron-Based Superconductors Below Tc
Antiferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations in the Fe-Based Superconductors
Shiliang Li and Pengcheng Dai
Antiferromagnetism in Parent Compounds
Magnetic Excitations in the Superconducting State
Magnetic Excitations in the Normal State
Review of NMR Studies on Iron-Based Superconductors
Kenji Ishida and Yusuke Nakai
NMR Basics
NMR Experimental Results on Iron-Based Superconductors
Material Specific Model Hamiltonians and Analysis on the Pairing Mechanism
Kazuhiko Kuroki
Model Hamiltonian Construction
Spin Fluctuations and Antiferromagnetism
Material Dependence
Concluding Remarks and Perspectives
The Antiferromagnetic Phase of Iron-Based Superconductors: An Itinerant Approach
Johannes Knolle and Ilya Eremin
A Primer: Single-Band Hubbard Model
Magnetic Order in Ferropnictides
SpinWaves in Itinerant Multiorbital Systems
Discussion and Conclusion
Magnetism in Parent Compounds of Iron-Based Superconductors
Jiangping Hu
Experimental Results on the Parent Compounds of Iron-Based Superconductors
Theoretical Models
Electronic Nematism and the Interplay Between Lattice, Spin and Orbital

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"In February 2008, Dr Hosono and coworkers broke the striking news that they had found a new superconductor, LaFeAsO1–xFx with Tc = 26 K. This news immediately spread out in the world, and soon after its Tc was increased to 55 K. This breakthrough rekindled the superconducting research, which was in the state of a dying fire after the discovery of Cu oxide superconductor in 1988 and MgB2 in 2001. This book presents a comprehensive review on the present status of Fe-pnictide superconductors, including the material, a variety of experimental results (photoemission, neutron scattering, NMR, etc.), theory, and so forth."
—Dr. Jun Akimitsu - Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

"This timely book covers important developments in both experiments and theory and provides a much needed summary of the recent efforts in this active area of research. It addresses the original arsenic-based compounds and the ideas proposed to understand their magnetic and superconducting properties, with a variety of results from neutrons, photoemission, optics, nuclear magnetic resonance, and other techniques. The balance between early and recent developments establishes this book as an excellent source of information for both beginners and advanced researchers."
—Prof. Elbio Ruben Dagotto - University of Tennessee, USA

"The timely appearance of the first review volume on iron-based superconductors will greatly promote research on this exciting subject. The authors’ undisputable expertise guarantees its lasting value. It will serve as the primary reference for research students and all newcomers to this thriving field."
—Prof. Lu Yu - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China