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The role of spin-orbit coupling in the electronic structure of iron-based superconductors

DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201600550 DOI Help

Authors: Sergey Borisenko (IFW-Dresden) , Daniil Evtushinsky (IFW-Dresden; BESSY) , Zhonghao Liu (IFW-Dresden) , Igor Morozov (IFW-Dresden; Lomonosov Moscow State University) , Rhea Kappenberger (IFW-Dresden) , Sabine Wurmehl (IFW-Dresden; Institute for Solid State Physics, TU Dresden) , Bernd Büchner (IFW-Dresden; Institute for Solid State Physics, TU Dresden) , Alexander Yaresko (Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research) , Timur Kim (Diamond Light Source) , Moritz Hoesch (Diamond Light Source) , Thomas Wolf (Institut fur Festkoerperphysik, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology) , Nikolai Zhigadlo (Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Physica Status Solidi (b) , VOL 254

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 10372 , 11643

Abstract: Spin–orbit coupling (SOC) is a fundamental interaction in solids that can induce a broad spectrum of unusual physical properties from topologically non-trivial insulating states to unconventional pairing in superconductors. In iron-based superconductors (IBS) its role has so far been considered insignificant with the models based on spin- or orbital fluctuations pairing being the most advanced in the field. In this review we discuss the recent direct observation of SOC by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES).

Journal Keywords: ARPES; iron-based superconductors; spin–orbit coupling

Subject Areas: Physics


Instruments: I05-ARPES