Effective three-band structure in Fe-based superconductors
Instituto de Física da Universidade Federal Fluminense - CEP 24.210-346, Niterói, RJ, Brazil
Received: 10 November 2014
Accepted: 23 December 2014
We present self-consistent calculations of the multi-gap structure measured in some Fe-based superconductors. These materials are known to have structural disorder in real space and a multi-gap structure due to the 3d Fe orbitals contributing to a complex Fermi surface topology with hole and electron pockets. Different experiments identify three s-wave–like superconducting gaps with a single critical temperature $(T_c)$ . We investigate the temperature dependence of these gaps by a multi-band Bogoliubov-de Gennes theory at different pockets in the presence of effective hybridizations between some bands and an attractive temperature-dependent intra-band interaction. We show that this approach reproduces the three observed gaps and single Tc in different compounds of Ba1−xKxFe2As2, providing some insights into the inter-band interactions.
PACS: 74.70.Xa – Pnictides and chalcogenides / 74.20.Mn – Nonconventional mechanisms / 74.20.De – Phenomenological theories (two-fluid, Ginzburg-Landau, etc.)
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