Volume 84, Number 3, November 2008
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||24 October 2008|
Hall coefficient and H in underdoped LaFeAsO0.95F0.05
MPA-NHMFL, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
2 Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Mail-Box: R3-7, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
3 ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency in Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Mail-Box: S2-13, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
4 Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Mail-Box: S2-13, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 September 2008
The electrical resistivity and Hall coefficient of LaFeAsO0.95F0.05 polycrystalline samples were measured in pulsed magnetic fields up to μ0H = 60 T from room temperature to 1.5 K. The resistance of the normal state shows a negative temperature coefficient (dρ / dT < 0) below 70 K for this composition, indicating insulating ground state in underdoped LaFeAsO system in contrast to heavily doped compound. The charge carrier density obtained from Hall effect can be described as constant plus a thermally activated term with an energy gap Δ E = 630 K. The upper critical field, H, estimated from resistivity measurements, exceeds 75 T with zero-field Tc = 26.3 K, suggesting an unconventional nature for superconductivity.
PACS: 74.25.Fy – Transport properties (electric and thermal conductivity, thermoelectric effects, etc.) / 74.70.-b – Superconducting materials
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