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Mutual Independence of Critical Temperature and Superfluid Density under Pressure in Optimally Electron-Doped Superconducting LaFeAsO1-xFx

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Prando G., Hartmann Th., Schottenhamel W., Guguchia Z., Sanna S., Ahn F., Nekrasov I., Blum C. G. F., Wolter A. U. B., Wurmehl S., Khasanov R., Eremin I., Buechner B.,
Project Interplay between the superconductivity and magnetism in cuprate and Fe-based superconductors
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Volume (Issue) 114(24)
Page(s) 247004
Title of proceedings PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.114.247004


The superconducting properties of LaFeAsO1-xFx under conditions of optimal electron doping are investigated upon the application of external pressure up to similar to 23 kbar. Measurements of muon-spin spectroscopy and dc magnetometry evidence a clear mutual independence between the critical temperature T-c and the low-temperature saturation value for the ratio n(s)/m{*} (superfluid density over effective band mass of Cooper pairs). Remarkably, a dramatic increase of similar to 30\% is reported for n(s)/m{*} at the maximum pressure value while T-c is substantially unaffected in the whole accessed experimental window. We argue and demonstrate that the explanation for the observed results must take the effect of nonmagnetic impurities on multiband superconductivity into account. In particular, the unique possibility to modify the ratio between intraband and interband scattering rates by acting on structural parameters while keeping the amount of chemical disorder constant is a striking result of our proposed model.}}