Fermi Surface Topology and Low-Lying Quasiparticle Dynamics of Parent Fe1+xTe/Se Superconductor

Y. Xia, D. Qian, L. Wray, D. Hsieh, G. F. Chen, J. L. Luo, N. L. Wang, M. Z. Hasan

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    Abstract

    We report the first photoemission study of Fe1+xTe-the host compound of the newly discovered iron-chalcogenide superconductors (maximum Tc∼27K). Our results reveal a pair of nearly electron-hole compensated Fermi pockets, strong Fermi velocity renormalization, and an absence of a spin-density-wave gap. A shadow hole pocket is observed at the "X" point of the Brillouin zone which is consistent with a long-range ordered magnetostructural ground state. No signature of Fermi surface nesting instability associated with Q=(π/2,π/2) is observed. Our results collectively reveal that the Fe1+xTe series is different from the undoped phases of the high Tc pnictides and likely harbor an unusual mechanism for superconductivity and magnetic order.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number037002
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume103
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 6 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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