Influence of Lifshitz transitions and correlation effects on the scattering rates of the charge carriers in iron-based superconductors
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden - Helmholtzstr. 20, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
Received: 15 January 2016
Accepted: 22 January 2016
Minimum model calculations on the co-action of hole vanishing Lifshitz transitions and correlation effects in ferropnictides are presented. The calculations predict non-Fermi-liquid behaviour and huge mass enhancements of the charge carriers at the Fermi level. The findings are compared with recent ARPES experiments and with measurements of transport and thermal properties of ferropnictides. The results from the calculation can be also applied to other unconventional superconductors and question the traditional view of quantum-critical points.
PACS: 74.70.Xa – Pnictides and chalcogenides / 74.20.Pq – Electronic structure calculations / 74.40.Kb – Quantum critical phenomena
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