First-principles study of rare-earth-doped superconducting CaFe 2As 2

A. Sanna*, G. Profeta, S. Massidda, E. K.U. Gross

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Abstract

We report a systematic and ab initio electronic structure calculation of Ca 0.75M 0.25Fe 2As 2 with M = Ca, Sr, Eu, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Na, K, Rb. The recently reported experimentally observed structural trends in rare earths-doped CaFe 2As 2 compounds are successfully predicted and a complete theoretical description of the pressure induced orthorhombic to collapsed tetragonal transition is given. We demonstrate that the transition pressure is reduced by electron doping and rises linearly with the ionic size of the dopants. We discuss the implications of our description for the realization of a superconducting phase.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number014507
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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