Temperature and pressure dependence of the Fe-specific phonon density of states in Ba ( Fe1-x Cox)2As2

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The 57Fe -specific phonon density of states (DOS) of Ba (Fe 1-x Cox)2 As2 single crystals (x=0.0,0.08) was measured at cryogenic temperatures and at high pressures with nuclear-resonant inelastic x-ray scattering. Measurements were conducted for two different orientations of the single crystals, yielding the orientation-projected 57Fe -phonon density of states for phonon polarizations in-plane and out-of-plane with respect to the basal plane of the crystal structure. In the tetragonal phase at 300 K, a clear stiffening was observed upon doping with Co. Increasing pressure to 4 GPa caused a marked increase of phonon frequencies, with the doped material still stiffer than the parent compound. Upon cooling, both the doped and undoped samples showed a stiffening and the parent compound exhibited a discontinuity across the magnetic and structural phase transitions. These findings are generally compatible with the changes in volume of the system upon doping, increasing pressure, or increasing temperature, but an extra softening of high-energy modes occurs with increasing temperature. First-principles computations of the phonon DOS were performed and showed an overall agreement with the experimental results, but underestimate the Grüneisen parameter. This discrepancy is explained in terms of a magnetic Grüneisen parameter, causing an extra phonon stiffening as magnetism is suppressed under pressure. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Delaire, O; Lucas, MS; Dos Santos, AM; Subedi, A; Sefat, AS; McGuire, MA; Mauger, L; Muñoz, JA; Tulk, CA; Xiao, Y; Somayazulu, M; Zhao, JY; Sturhahn, W; Alp, EE; Singh, DJ; Sales, BC; Mandrus, D; Egami, T

Published Date

  • March 4, 2010

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Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 9

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-235X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-0121

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.094504

Citation Source

  • Scopus