Electron-hole asymmetry in the superconductivity of doped BaFe 2As2 seen via the rigid chemical-potential shift in photoemission

M. Neupane, P. Richard, Y. M. Xu, K. Nakayama, T. Sato, T. Takahashi, A. V. Federov, G. Xu, X. Dai, Z. Fang, Z. Wang, G. F. Chen, N. L. Wang, H. H. Wen, H. Ding

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We have performed a systematic photoemission study of the chemical-potential shift as a function of carrier doping in a pnictide system based on BaFe2As2. The experimentally determined chemical-potential shift is consistent with the prediction of a rigid band shift picture by renormalized first-principle band calculations. This leads to an electron-hole asymmetry (EHA) in the Fermi surface (FS) nesting condition due to different effective masses for different FS sheets, which can be calculated from the Lindhard function of susceptibility. This built-in EHA, which matches well the observed asymmetric superconducting domes in the phase diagram, strongly supports FS quasinesting driven superconductivity in iron pnictides.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094522
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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