Quantum oscillations in iron-based superconductors: BaFe2As 2 vs. KFe2As2

Taichi Terashima, Nobuyuki Kurita, Motoi Kimata, Megumi Tomita, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Hidetaka Satsukawa, Atsushi Harada, Kaori Hazama, Motoharu Imai, Akira Sato, Shinya Uji, Kunihiro Kihou, Chul Ho Lee, Hijiri Kito, Yasuhide Tomioka, Toshimitsu Ito, Akira Iyo, Hiroshi Eisaki, Tian Liang, Masamichi NakajimaShigeyuki Ishida, Shin Ichi Uchida, Taku Saito, Hideto Fukazawa, Yoh Kohori, Hisatomo Harima

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We present results of Shubnikov-de Haas oscillation measurements on detwinned BaFe2As2 and de Haas-van Alphen oscillation measurements on KFe2As2. The Fermi surface of BaFe2As2 in the antiferromagnetic phase is found to consist of one hole and two electron pockets, all of which are three-dimensional and closed, and can reasonably be accounted for by LSD A band calculations. We find only moderate mass enhancements m*/mband of 2-3. In the case of KFe2As2, four quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface cylinders ε, α, ζ, and β are observed in qualitative agreement with previous ARPES data. In sharp contrast to BaFe2As2, agreement between the observed and LDA-calculated Fermi surface is poor: LDA calculations seem to predict wrong crystal-field splitting of Fe 3d states. Large effective masses up to 20 me, me being the free electron mass, are found. The Sommerfeld coefficient estimated from the observed Fermi surface and effective masses is consistent with the measured value of 93 mJ/K2mol [H. Fukazawa et al., J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 80, SA118 (2011)] and is 8-9 times larger than the band value, indicating strong electronic correlations in KFe2As2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity, M2S 2012 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2012 Jul 292012 Aug 3

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