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Titolo: Poisoning effect of Mn in LaFe1-xMnxAsO0.89F0.11: Unveiling a quantum critical point in the phase diagram of iron-based superconductors
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Data di pubblicazione: 2014
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PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS  
Abstract: A superconducting-to-magnetic transition is reported for LaFeAsO0.89F0.11 where a per-thousand amount of Mn impurities is dispersed. By employing local spectroscopic techniques like muon spin rotation (muSR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) on compounds with Mn contents ranging from x = 0.025% to x = 0.75 %, we find that the electronic properties are extremely sensitive to the Mn impurities. In fact, a small amount of Mn as low as 0.2% suppresses superconductivity completely. Static magnetism, involving the FeAs planes, is observed to arise for x > 0.1% and becomes further enhanced upon increasing Mn substitution. Also a progressive increase of low-energy spin fluctuations, leading to an enhancement of the NQR spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1, is observed upon Mn substitution. The analysis of 1/T1 for the sample closest to the crossover between superconductivity and magnetism (x = 0.2%) points toward the presence of an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point around that doping level.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/11584/78278
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