We study the dc conductivity of iron-based superconductors within the orbital-selective spin fluctuation scenario. Within this approach, the anisotropy of spin fluctuations below the spin-nematic transition at TS is also responsible for the orbital ordering, induced by nematic self-energy corrections to the quasiparticle dispersion. As a consequence, the anisotropy of the dc conductivity below TS is determined not only by the anisotropy of the scattering rates as expected within a spin-nematic scenario, but also by the modification of the Fermi velocity due to the orbital reconstruction. More interestingly, it turns out that these two effects contribute to the dc-conductivity anisotropy with opposite signs. By using realistic band-structure parameters we compute the conductivity anisotropy for both 122 and FeSe compounds, discussing the possible origin of the different dc-conductivity anisotropy observed experimentally in these two families of iron-based superconductors.
|Titolo:||Anisotropy of the dc conductivity due to orbital-selective spin fluctuations in the nematic phase of iron superconductors|
|Autori:||Fernandez-Martin, R.; Fanfarillo, L.; Benfatto, L.; Valenzuela, B.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Numero di Articolo:||155117|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.99.155117|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|