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Pressure Induced Half-Collapsed-Tetragonal Phase in CaKFe4As4
Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts
  • Udhara Kaluarachchi, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Valentin Taufour, Ames Laboratory
  • Aashish Sapkota, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Vladislav Borisov, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Tai Kong, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • W. R. Meier, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Karunakar Kothapalli, Ames Laboratory
  • Benjamin G. Ueland, Ames Laboratory
  • Andreas Kreyssig, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Roser Valenti, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Robert J. McQueeney, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Alan I. Goldman, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Sergey L. Bud'ko, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Paul C. Canfield, Iowa State University
Publication Date
10-2-2017
Department
Physics and Astronomy; Ames Laboratory
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevB.96.140501
Journal Title
Physical Review B
Abstract
We report the temperature-pressure phase diagram of CaKFe4As4 established using high-pressure electrical resistivity, magnetization, and high-energy x-ray diffraction measurements up to 6 GPa. With increasing pressure, both resistivity and magnetization data show that the bulk superconducting transition of CaKFe4As4 is suppressed and then disappears at p≳4 GPa. High-pressure x-ray data clearly indicate a phase transition to a collapsed tetragonal phase in CaKFe4As4 under pressure that coincides with the abrupt loss of bulk superconductivity near 4 GPa. The x-ray data, combined with resistivity data, indicate that the collapsed tetragonal transition line is essentially independent of pressure, occurring at 4.0(5) GPa for temperatures below 150 K. Density functional theory calculations also find a sudden transition to a collapsed tetragonal state near 4 GPa, as As-As bonding develops across the Ca layer. Bonding across the K layer only occurs for p≥12 GPa. These findings demonstrate a different type of collapsed tetragonal phase in CaKFe4As4 as compared to CaFe2As2: a half-collapsed tetragonal phase.
DOE Contract Number(s)
AC02-07CH11358
Publisher
Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)
Citation Information
Udhara Kaluarachchi, Valentin Taufour, Aashish Sapkota, Vladislav Borisov, et al.. "Pressure Induced Half-Collapsed-Tetragonal Phase in CaKFe4As4" Vol. 96 Iss. 14 (2017) p. 140501(R)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paul_canfield/113/