We have completely determined the Fermi surface in KFe2As 2 via de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) measurements. Fundamental frequencies ε, α, ζ, and β are observed in KFe2As 2. The first one is attributed to a hole cylinder near the X point of the Brillouin zone while the others to hole cylinders at the Γ point. We also observe magnetic breakdown frequencies between α and ζ and suggest a plausible explanation for them. The experimental frequencies show deviations from frequencies predicted by band-structure calculations. Large effective masses up to 19 me for Bâ̂¥c have been found, me being the free-electron mass. The carrier number and Sommerfeld coefficient of the specific heat are estimated to be 1.01-1.03 holes per formula unit and 82-94 mJmol-1 K-2, respectively, which are consistent with the chemical stoichiometry and a direct measure of 93 mJmol-1 K-2. The Sommerfeld coefficient is about nine times enhanced over a band value, suggesting the importance of low-energy spin and/or orbital fluctuations, and places KFe2As2 among strongly correlated metals. We have also performed dHvA measurements on Ba 0.07K0.93Fe2As2 and have observed the α and β frequencies.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Jun 27|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics