Effect of Electron Irradiation on Superconductivity in Single Crystals of Ba(Fe1â‹TMxRux)2As2 (x=0.24)

Abstract

A single crystal of isovalently substituted Ba(Fe1−xRux)2As2 (x=0.24) is sequentially irradiated with 2.5 MeV electrons up to a maximum dose of 2.1×1019 e−/cm2. The electrical resistivity is measuredin situ at T=22 K during the irradiation and ex situ as a function of temperature between subsequent irradiation runs. Upon irradiation, the superconducting transition temperature Tc decreases and the residual resistivity ρ0 increases. We find that electron irradiation leads to the fastest suppression of Tccompared to other types of artificially introduced disorder, probably due to the strong short-range potential of the pointlike irradiation defects. A more detailed analysis within a multiband scenario with variable scattering potential strength shows that the observed Tc versus ρ0 is fully compatible with s±pairing, in contrast to earlier claims that this model leads to a too rapid suppression of Tc with scattering.

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@inproceedings{Prozorov2016EffectOE, title={Effect of Electron Irradiation on Superconductivity in Single Crystals of Ba(Fe1â‹TMxRux)2As2 (x=0.24)}, author={Ruslan Prozorov and Makariy A Tanatar and Alexander Thaler and Sergey L. Bud'ko and Marcin Kończykowski and Paul C. Canfield and P J Hirschfeld and Sergey L. Bud’ko and Vivek Mishra}, year={2016} }