Suppression of backward scattering of Dirac fermions in iron pnictides Ba(Fe 1-xRu xAs) 2

Y. Tanabe, K. K. Huynh, T. Urata, S. Heguri, G. Mu, J. T. Xu, R. Nouchi, K. Tanigaki

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We report electronic transport of Dirac cones when Fe is replaced by Ru, which has an isoelectronic electron configuration to Fe, using single crystals of Ba(Fe 1-xRu xAs) 2. The electronic transport of parabolic bands is shown to be suppressed by scattering due to the crystal lattice distortion and the impurity effect of Ru, while that of the Dirac cone is not significantly reduced due to the intrinsic character of Dirac cones. It is clearly shown from magnetoresistance and Hall coefficient measurements that the inverse of average mobility, proportional to cyclotron effective mass, develops as the square root of the carrier number (n) of the Dirac cones. This is the unique character of the Dirac cone linear dispersion relationship. Scattering of Ru on the Dirac cones is discussed in terms of the estimated mean free path using experimental parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094510
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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