Nodeless multiband superconductivity in stoichiometric single-crystalline CaKFe4As4

Kyuil Cho, A. Fente, S. Teknowijoyo, M. A. Tanatar, K. R. Joshi, N. M. Nusran, T. Kong, W. R. Meier, U. Kaluarachchi, I. Guillamón, H. Suderow, S. L. Bud'Ko, P. C. Canfield, R. Prozorov

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Abstract

Measurements of the London penetration depth Δλ(T) and tunneling conductance in single crystals of the recently discovered stoichiometric iron-based superconductor CaKFe4As4 (CaK1144) show nodeless, two-effective-gap superconductivity with a larger gap of about 6-10 meV and a smaller gap of about 1-4 meV. Having a critical temperature Tc,onset≈35.8 K, this material behaves similar to slightly overdoped (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 (e.g., x=0.54,Tc≈34 K), a known multigap s± superconductor. We conclude that the superconducting behavior of stoichiometric CaK1144 demonstrates that two-gap s± superconductivity is an essential property of high-temperature superconductivity in iron-based superconductors, independent of the degree of substitutional disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100502
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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