1st Edition

Iron-based Superconductors Materials, Properties and Mechanisms

Edited By Nan Lin Wang, Hideo Hosono, Pengcheng Dai Copyright 2013
    562 Pages 32 Color & 205 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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.

    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


    Nan Lin Wang, Hideo Hosono

    "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