Universality of superconducting gaps in overdoped Ba0.3K 0.7Fe2As2 observed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

K. Nakayama, T. Sato, P. Richard, Y. M. Xu, T. Kawahara, K. Umezawa, T. Qian, M. Neupane, G. F. Chen, H. Ding, T. Takahashi

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We have performed angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on the overdoped Ba0.3K0.7Fe2As2 superconductor (Tc=22 K). We demonstrate that the superconducting (SC) gap on each Fermi surface (FS) is nearly isotropic whereas the gap value varies from 4.4 to 7.9 meV on different FSs. By comparing with under- and optimally doped Ba1-xKxFe2As2, we find that the gap value on each FS nearly scales with Tc over a wide doping range (0.25≤x≤0.7). Although the FS volume and the SC gap magnitude are strongly doping dependent, the multiple nodeless gaps can be commonly fitted by a single gap function assuming pairing up to the second nearest neighbor, suggesting the universality of the short-range pairing states with the s±-wave symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020501
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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