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205. Spectrally resolved femtosecond reflectivity relaxation dynamics in undoped spin-density wave 122-structure iron-based pnictides
A. Pogrebna, N.Vujicic, T. Mertelj, T. Borzda, G. Cao, Z. A. Xu, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and D. Mihailovic, ,
Phys. Rev. B 89, 165131 (2014).

We systematically investigate temperature- and spectrally dependent optical reflectivity dynamics in AAs2Fe2, (A = Ba, Sr, and Eu), iron-based superconductors parent spin-density wave (SDW) compounds. Two different relaxation processes are identified. The behavior of the slower process, which is strongly sensitive to the magnetostructural transition, is analyzed in the framework of the relaxation-bottleneck model involving magnons. The results are compared to recent time-resolved angular photoemission results (TR-ARPES) and possible alternative assignment of the slower relaxation to the magnetostructural order parameter relaxation is discussed.

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204. Hysteretic behavior in the optical response of the underdoped Fe-arsenide
Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 in the electronic nematic phase

C. Mirri, A. Dusza, S. Bastelberger, J.-H. Chu, H.-H. Kuo, I. R. Fisher, and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B 89, 060501(R) (2014) .

We use a newtechnique that allows in situ variation of uniaxial stress to probe the polarization dependence of the optical reflectivity of the representative underdoped iron-arsenide Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 through the tetragonal-toorthorhombic structural transition and with respect to their electronic nematic phase. These measurements reveal a hysteretic behavior of the anisotropic optical response to uniaxial stress in the orthorhombic state associated with twin boundary motion, whereas the pressure-induced anisotropy of the optical response is reversible in the tetragonal state.

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203. Transport near a quantum critical point in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2
James G. Analytis, H-H. Kuo, Ross D. McDonald, MarkWartenbe, P. M. C. Rourke, N. E. Hussey and I. R. Fisher,
Nature Physics 10, 194 - 197 (2014).

The physics of quantum critical phase transitions connects to some of the most difficult problems in condensed matter physics, including metal–insulator transitions, frustrated magnetism and high-temperature superconductivity. Near a quantum critical point, a new kind of metal emerges, the thermodynamic and transport properties of which do not fit into the unified phenomenology for conventional metals—the Landau Fermi-liquid theory—characterized by a low-temperature limiting T-linear specific heat and a T2 resistivity. Studying the evolution of the temperature dependence of these observables as a function of a control parameter leads to the identification of both the presence and the nature of the quantum phase transition in candidate systems. In this study we measure the transport properties of BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 below the critical temperature Tc by suppressing superconductivity with high magnetic fields. At sufficiently low temperatures, the resistivity of all compositions (x >0.31) crosses over from a linear to a quadratic temperature dependence, consistent with a low-temperature Fermi-liquid ground state. As compositions with optimal Tc are approached from the overdoped side, this crossover becomes steeper, consistent with models of quantum criticality where the effective Fermi temperature TF goes to zero.

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202. Measurement of the elastoresistivity coefficients of the underdoped iron arsenide Ba(Fe0.975Co0.025)2As2
Hsueh-Hui Kuo, Maxwell C. Shapiro, Scott C. Riggs, and Ian R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 88, 085113 (2013).

A new method is presented for measuring terms in the elastoresistivity tensor mij of single crystal samples with tetragonal symmetry. The technique is applied to a representative underdoped Fe-arsenide, Ba(Fe0.975Co0.025)2As2, revealing an anomalously large and anisotropic elastoresistance in comparison to simple metals. The m66 coefficient follows a Curie-Weiss temperature dependence, providing direct evidence that the tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural phase transition that occurs at Ts = 97.5 K in this material is not the result of a true-proper ferroelastic transition. Rather, the material suffers a pseudoproper transition for which the lattice strain is not the primary order parameter.

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201. Direct Measurement of Current-Phase Relations in Superconductor/Topological Insulator/Superconductor Junctions
Ilya Sochnikov, Andrew J. Bestwick, James R. Williams, Thomas M. Lippman, Ian R. Fisher, David Goldhaber-Gordon, John R. Kirtley, and Kathryn A. Moler,
Nano Letters 13, 3086–3092 (2013).

Proximity to a superconductor is predicted to induce exotic quantum phases in topological insulators. Here, scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) microscopy reveals that aluminum superconducting rings with topologically insulating Bi2Se3 junctions exhibit a conventional, nearly sinusoidal 2π-periodic current-phase relations. Pearl vortices occur in longer junctions, indicating suppressed superconductivity in aluminum, probably due to a proximity effect. Our observations establish scanning SQUID as a general tool for characterizing proximity effects and for measuring current-phase relations in new materials systems.

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200. Infrared study of the electronic structure of the metallic pyrochlore iridate Bi2Ir2O7
Y. S. Lee, S. J. Moon, Scott C. Riggs, M. C. Shapiro, I. R. Fisher, Bradford W. Fulfer, Julia Y. Chan, A. F. Kemper, and D. N. Basov,
Phys. Rev. B 87, 195143 (2013).

We investigated the electronic properties of a single crystal of metallic pyrochlore iridate Bi2Ir2O7 by means of infrared spectroscopy. Our optical conductivity data show the splitting of t2g bands into Jeff ones due to strong spin-orbit coupling. We observed a sizable midinfrared absorption near 0.2 eV which can be attributed to the optical transition within the Jeff,1/2 bands. More interestingly, we found an abrupt suppression of optical conductivity in the very far-infrared region. Our results suggest that the electronic structure of Bi2Ir2O7 is governed by the strong spin-orbit coupling and correlation effects, which are a prerequisite for theoretically proposed nontrivial topological phases in pyrochlore iridates.

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199. Charge transfer and multiple density waves in the rare earth tellurides
A. Banerjee, Yejun Feng, D. M. Silevitch, Jiyang Wang, J. C. Lang, H.-H. Kuo, I. R. Fisher, and T. F. Rosenbaum
Phys. Rev. B 87, 155131 (2013).

We use high-resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction to uncover a second, low-temperature, charge density wave (CDW) in TbTe3. Its Tc2 = 41.0 +/- 0.4 K is the lowest discovered so far in the rare earth telluride series. The CDW wave vectors of the high temperature and low temperature states differ significantly and evolve in opposite directions with temperature, indicating that the two nested Fermi surfaces are separated and the CDWs coexist independently. Both the in-plane and out-of-plane correlation lengths are robust, implying that the density waves on different Te layers are well coupled through the TbTe layers. Finally, we rule out any low-temperature CDW in GdTe3 for temperatures above 8 K, an energy scale sufficiently low to make pressure tuning of incipient CDW order a realistic possibility.

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198. Incoherent Topological Defect Recombination Dynamics in TbTe3
T. Mertelj, P. Kusar, V.V. Kabanov, P. Giraldo-Gallo, I. R. Fisher, and D. Mihailovic,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 156401 (2013).

We study the incoherent recombination of topological defects created during a rapid quench of a charge-density-wave system through the electronic ordering transition. Using a specially devised three-pulse femtosecond optical spectroscopy technique we follow the evolution of the order parameter over a wide range of time scales. By careful consideration of thermal processes we can clearly identify intrinsic topological defect annihilation processes on a time scale 30 ps and find a possible signature of extrinsic defect-dominated relaxation dynamics occurring on longer time scales.

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197. Inhomogeneous Superconductivity in BaPb1-xBixO3,
P. Giraldo-Gallo, Hanoh Lee, M.R. Beasley, T.H. Geballe and I.R. Fisher,
J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 26, 2675-2678 (2013).

Transport and magnetization measurements of single crystas of BaPb1-xBixO3, for Bi compositions spanning the superconducting phase diagram, show signatures of granular and inhomogeneous superconductivity, possibly associated with the nanoscale structural phase separation found for compositions around optimal doping. The material exhibits a field-tuned superconductor-to-insulator transition for Bi compositions 0.24 < x < 0.28. For optimally doped samples (x ~ 0.25), the magnetoresistance curves show scaling, suggesting some kind of critical behavior.

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196. Dynamics of Photoexcited Carriers in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 Single Crystals with Spin-Density-Wave Ordering,
L. Stojchevska, T. Mertelj, Juin-Haw Chu, Ian R. Fisher, D. Mihailovic,
J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 26, 2593–2596 (2013).

We apply the femtosecond optical pump-probe spectroscopy to study the relaxation dynamics in photoexcited Co-doped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals in the underdoped spin-density wave (SDW) state region of the x - T phase diagram. Underdoped SDW samples with Co- 0 % and Co-2.5 % show a bottleneck in the relaxation as a consequence of the partial charge gap opening in the orthorhombic SDW phase, similar to previous results in other SDW iron-pnictides. Moreover, the charge gap magnitude decreases with increasing doping. The sample with Co- 5.1 % displays both a SDW ordering and superconductivity at low T .We were able to observe a 2-fold anisotropy in our samples, existing up to ~200 K, without any applied uniaxial stress. We associate the 2-fold symmetry breaking in nominally tetragonal phase with nematic ordering of the Fe d orbitals.

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195. Pressure-induced symmetry breaking in tetragonal CsAuI3,
Shibing Wang, Shigeto Hirai, Max C. Shapiro, Scott C. Riggs, Ted H. Geballe, Wendy L. Mao, and Ian R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 87, 054104 (2013).

Results of in situ high-pressure x-ray powder diffraction on the mixed-valence compound Cs2AuIAuIIII6 (CsAuI3) are reported for pressures up to 21 GPa in a diamond-anvil cell under hydrostatic conditions. We find a reversible pressure-induced tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural transition at 5.5–6 GPa and reversible amorphization at 12–14 GPa. Two alternative structures are proposed for the high-pressure orthorhombic phase and are discussed in the context of a possible Au valence transition.

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194. Observation of Temperature-Induced Crossover to an Orbital-Selective Mott Phase in AxFe2-ySe2 (A = K, Rb) Superconductors
M. Yi, D. H. Lu, R. Yu, S. C. Riggs, J.-H. Chu, B. Lv, Z. K. Liu, M. Lu, Y.-T. Cui, M. Hashimoto, S.-K. Mo, Z. Hussain, C. W. Chu, I. R. Fisher, Q. Si, and Z.-X. Shen,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 067003 (2013).

Using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we observe the low-temperature state of the AxFe2-ySe2 (A = K, Rb) superconductors to exhibit an orbital-dependent renormalization of the bands near the Fermi level—the dxy bands heavily renormalized compared to the dxz/dyz bands. Upon raising the temperature to above 150 K, the system evolves into a state in which the dxy bands have depleted spectral weight while the dxz=dyz bands remain metallic. Combined with theoretical calculations, our observations can be consistently understood as a temperature-induced crossover from a metallic state at low temperatures to an orbital-selective Mott phase at high temperatures. Moreover, the fact that the superconducting state of AxFe2-ySe2 is near the boundary of such an orbital-selective Mott phase constrains the system to have sufficiently strong on-site Coulomb interactions and Hund’s coupling, highlighting the nontrivial role of electron correlation in this family of iron-based superconductors.

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193. Giant atomic displacement at a magnetic phase transition in metastable Mn3O4,
S. Hirai, A. M. dos Santos, M. C. Shapiro, J. J. Molaison, N. Pradhan, M. Guthrie, C. A. Tulk, I. R. Fisher, and W. L. Mao,
Phys. Rev. B 87, 014417 (2013).

We present x-ray, neutron scattering, and heat capacity data that reveal a coupled first-order magnetic and structural phase transition of the metastable mixed-valence postspinel compound Mn3O4 at 210 K. Powder neutron diffraction measurements reveal a magnetic structure in which Mn3+ spins align antiferromagnetically along the edge-sharing a axis, with a magnetic propagation vector k = [1/2,0,0]. In contrast, the Mn2+ spins, which are geometrically frustrated, do not order until a much lower temperature. Although the Mn2+ spins do not directly participate in the magnetic phase transition at 210 K, structural refinements reveal a large atomic shift at this phase transition, corresponding to a physical motion of approximately 0.25 A, even though the crystal symmetry remains unchanged. This “giant” response is due to the coupled effect of built-in strain in the metastable postspinel structure with the orbital realignment of the Mn3+ ion.

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192. Alternative route to charge density wave formation in multiband systems
Hans-Martin Eiter, Michela Lavagnini, Rudi Hackl, Elizabeth A. Nowadnick, Alexander F. Kemper, Thomas P. Devereaux, Jiun-Haw Chu, James G. Analytis, Ian R. Fisher, and Leonardo Degiorgi,
PNAS 110, 64-69 (2013).

Charge and spin density waves, periodic modulations of the electron, and magnetization densities, respectively, are among the most abundant and nontrivial low-temperature ordered phases in condensed matter. The ordering direction is widely believed to result from the Fermi surface topology. However, several recent studies indicate that this common view needs to be supplemented. Here, we show how an enhanced electron–lattice interaction can contribute to or even determine the selection of the ordering vector in the model charge densitywave system ErTe3. Our joint experimental and theoretical study allows us to establish a relation between the selection rules of the electronic light scattering spectra and the enhanced electron–phonon coupling in the vicinity of band degeneracy points. This alternative proposal for charge density wave formation may be of general relevance for driving phase transitions into other brokensymmetry ground states, particularly in multiband systems, such as the iron-based superconductors.

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191. Magneto-elastically coupled structural, magnetic and superconducting order parameters in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2
H-.H. Kuo, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, R.M. Fernandes, J. Schmalian and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 86, 134507 (2012).

We measure the transport properties of mechanically strained single crystals of BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 over a wide range of x. The Neel transition is extremely sensitive to stress and this sensitivity increases as optimal doping is approached (doping with the highest superconducting Tc), even though the magnetic transition itself is strongly suppressed. Furthermore, we observe significant changes in the superconducting transition temperature with applied strain, which mirror changes in the composition x. These experiments are a direct illustration of the intimate coupling between different degrees of freedom in iron-based superconductors, revealing the importance of magnetoelastic coupling to the magnetic and superconducting transition temperatures.

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190. Unconventional Josephson Effect in Hybrid Superconductor-Topological Insulator Devices
J. R. Williams, A. J. Bestwick, P. Gallagher, Seung Sae Hong, Y. Cui, Andrew S. Bleich, J. G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 056803 (2012).

We report on transport properties of Josephson junctions in hybrid superconducting-topological insulator devices, which show two striking departures from the common Josephson junction behavior: a characteristic energy that scales inversely with the width of the junction, and a low characteristic magnetic field for suppressing supercurrent. To explain these effects, we propose a phenomenological model which expands on the existing theory for topological insulator Josephson junctions.

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189. Divergent nematic susceptibility in an iron arsenide superconductor
Jiun-Haw Chu, Hsueh-Hui Kuo, James G. Analytis and Ian R. Fisher
Science, 337, 710-712 (2012).

Within the Landau paradigm of continuous phase transitions, ordered states of matter are characterized by a broken symmetry. Although the broken symmetry is usually evident, determining the driving force behind the phase transition can be complicated by coupling between distinct order parameters. We show how measurement of the divergent nematic susceptibility of the iron pnictide superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 distinguishes an electronic nematic phase transition from a simple ferroelastic distortion. These measurements also indicate an electronic nematic quantum phase transition near the composition with optimal superconducting transition temperature.

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188. Doping dependence of femtosecond quasiparticle relaxation dynamics in Ba(Fe,Co)2As2 single crystals: Evidence for normal-state nematic fluctuations
L. Stojchevska, T. Mertelj, Jiun-Haw Chu, Ian R. Fisher and D. Mihailovic
Phys. Rev. B 86, 024519 (2012).

We systematically investigate the photoexcited (PE) quasiparticle (QP) relaxation and low-energy electronic structure in electron doped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals as a function of Co doping. The evolution of the photoinduced reflectivity transients with x proceeds with no abrupt changes. In the orthorhombic spin-density-wave (SDW) state, a bottleneck associated with a partial charge-gap opening is detected, similar to previous results in different SDW iron pnictides. The relative charge gap magnitude 2Δ(0)/kBTs decreases with increasing x. In the superconducting (SC) state, an additional relaxational component appears due to a partial (or complete) destruction of the SC state proceeding on a sub-0.5-picosecond timescale. From the SC component saturation behavior the optical SC-state destruction energy, Up/kB = 0.3 K/Fe, is determined near the optimal doping. The subsequent relatively slow recovery of the SC state indicates clean SC gaps. The T dependence of the transient reflectivity amplitude in the normal state is consistent with the presence of a pseudogap in the QP density of states. The polarization anisotropy of the transients suggests that the pseudogap-like behavior might be associated with a broken fourfold rotational symmetry resulting from nematic electronic fluctuations persisting up to T ~ 200 K at any x. The second moment of the Eliashberg function, obtained from the relaxation rate in the metallic state at higher temperatures, indicates a moderate electron phonon coupling, λ ~ 0.3, that decreases with increasing doping.

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187. Single crystal growth by self-flux method of the mixed valence gold halides
Cs2[AuIX2][AuIIIX4] (X=Br,I)

Scott C. Riggs, M.C. Shapiro, F. Corredor, T.H. Geballe, I.R. Fisher, Gregory T. McCandless and Julia Y. Chan
Journal of Crystal Growth, 355, 13-16 (2012).

High quality single crystals of Cs2Au2X6 (X=Br,I) were grown using a ternary self-flux method. Structural refinements based on single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements show that both materials have a distorted perovskite structure belonging to the I4/mmm space group with full site occupancy. Transport measurements reveal a large bandgap of 550+/-100 meV for Cs2Au2I6 and 520+/-80 meV for Cs2Au2Br6. Initial attempts at chemical substitution are described.

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186. Susceptibility anisotropy in an iron arsenide superconductor revealed by x-ray diffraction in pulsed magnetic fields
J. P. C. Ruff, J.-H. Chu, H.-H. Kuo, R. K. Das, H. Nojiri, I. R. Fisher and Z. Islam
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 027004 (2012).

In addition to unconventional high-Tc superconductivity, the iron arsenides exhibit strong magnetoelastic coupling and a notable electronic anisotropy within the a-b plane. We relate these properties by studying underdoped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 by x-ray diffraction in pulsed magnetic fields up to 27.5 T. We exploit magnetic detwinning effects to demonstrate anisotropy in the in-plane susceptibility, which develops at the structural phase transition despite the absence of magnetic order. The degree of detwinning increases smoothly with decreasing temperature, and a single-domain condition is realized over a range of field and temperature. At low temperatures we observe an activated behavior, with a large hysteretic remnant effect. Detwinning was not observed within the superconducting phase for accessible magnetic fields.

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185. Structure and Magnetic Properties of the Pyrochlore Iridate Y2Ir2O7
M. C. Shapiro, S. C. Riggs, M. B. Stone, C. R. de la Cruz, S. Chi, A. A. Podlesnyak & I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 85, 214434 (2012).

Neutron powder diffraction and inelastic measurements were performed examining the 5d pyrochlore Y2Ir2O7. Temperature-dependent measurements were performed between 3.4 K and 290 K, spanning the magnetic transition at 155 K. No sign of any structural or disorder-induced phase transition was observed over the entire temperature range. In addition, no sign of magnetic long-range order was observed to within the sensitivity of the instrumentation. These measurements do not rule out long-range magnetic order, but the neutron-powder-diffraction structural refinements do put an upper bound for the ordered iridium moment of ~0.2 μB/Ir (for a magnetic structure with wave vector Q ≠ 0) or ~0.5 μB/Ir (for Q = 0).

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184. Principles of crystal growth of intermetallic and oxide compounds from molten solutions
I. R. Fisher, M. Shapiro and J. G. Analytis
Phil. Mag. 92, 2401–2435 (2012).

We present a tutorial on the principles of crystal growth of intermetallic and oxide compounds from molten solutions, with an emphasis on the fundamental principles governing the underlying phase equilibria and phase diagrams of multicomponent systems.

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183. STM Imaging of Impurity Resonances on Bi2Se3
Zhanybek Alpichshev, Rudro R. Biswas, Alexander V. Balatsky, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and A. Kapitulnik
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 206402 (2012).

In this Letter we present detailed study of the density of states near defects in Bi2Se3. In particular, we present data on the commonly found triangular defects in this system. While we do not find any measurable quasiparticle scattering interference effects, we do find localized resonances, which can be well fitted by theory [R. R. Biswas and A.V. Balatsky, Phys. Rev. B 81, 233405(R) (2010)] once the potential is taken to be extended to properly account for the observed defects. The data together with the fits confirm that while the local density of states around the Dirac point of the electronic spectrum at the surface is significantly disrupted near the impurity by the creation of low-energy resonance state, the Dirac point is not locally destroyed. We discuss our results in terms of the expected protected surface state of topological insulators.

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182. Field-tuned superconductor-insulator transition in BaPb1-xBixO3
P. Giraldo-Gallo, Hanoh Lee, Y. Zhang, M. J. Kramer, M. R. Beasley, T. H. Geballe, and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B 85, 174503 (2012).

BaPb1-xBixO3 is found to exhibit a field-tuned superconductor to insulator transition for Bi compositions 0.24 < x < 0.29. The magnetoresistance of optimally doped samples manifests a temperature-independent crossing point and scaling of the form ρ(T,H) = ρcF(|H - Hc|T -1/zν), where Hc is the field determined by the temperature-independent crossing point, and zν = 0.69+/-0.03. High-resolution transmission electronmicroscopy measurements reveal a complex intergrown nanostructure comprising tetragonal and orthorhombic polymorphs. Data are analyzed in terms of both a classical effectivemedium theory and a field-tuned quantum phase transition, neither of which provides a completely satisfactory explanation for this remarkable phenomenology.

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181. Resonant enhancement of charge density wave diffraction in the rare-earth tritellurides
W. S. Lee, A. P. Sorini, M. Yi, Y. D. Chuang, B. Moritz, W. L. Yang, J.-H. Chu, H. H. Kuo, A. G. Cruz Gonzalez, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain, T. P. Devereaux, and Z. X. Shen
Phys. Rev. B 85, 155142 (2012).

We performed resonant soft x-ray diffraction on known charge density wave (CDW) compounds, rare-earth tritellurides. Near the M5 (3d-4f ) absorption edge of rare-earth ions, an intense diffraction peak is detected at a wave vector identical to that of the CDW state hosted on Te2 planes, indicating a CDW-induced modulation on the rare-earth ions. Surprisingly, the temperature dependence of the diffraction peak intensity demonstrates an exponential increase at low temperatures, vastly different than that of the CDW order parameter. Assuming 4f multiplet splitting due to the CDW states, we present a model to calculate x-ray-absorption spectrum and resonant profile of the diffraction peak, agreeing well with experimental observations. Our results demonstrate a situation where the temperature dependence of resonant x-ray-diffraction peak intensity is not directly related to the intrinsic behavior of the order parameter associated with the electronic order, but is dominated by the thermal occupancy of the valence states.

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180. Pressure dependence of the BaFe2As2 Fermi surface within the spin density wave state
D. Graf, R. Stillwell, T. P. Murphy, J.-H. Park, E. C. Palm, P. Schlottmann, R. D. McDonald, J. G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher, and S. W. Tozer
Phys. Rev. B 85, 134503 (2012).

Measuring surface conductivity we have observed the evolution of Shubnikov de Haas oscillations under quasihydrostatic pressure for the pnictide parent compound BaFe2As2. Prior results in the reconstructed state have observed small pockets which emerge from zone folding as a result of structural changes with cooling. For pressures below 20 kbar, both Fermi surface orbits grow in size. The effective masses increase with pressure suggesting enhanced correlation in the system, and a series of magnetic breakdown orbits are observed confirming that band structure calculations setting them in close proximity are correct.

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179. Ultrafast Optical Excitation of a Persistent Surface-State Population in the Topological Insulator Bi2Se3
J. A. Sobota, S. Yang, J. G. Analytis, Y. L. Chen, I. R. Fisher, P. S. Kirchmann, and Z.-X. Shen
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 117403 (2012).

Using femtosecond time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we investigated the nonequilibrium dynamics of the topological insulator Bi2Se3.We studied p-type Bi2Se3, in which the metallic Dirac surface state and bulk conduction bands are unoccupied. Optical excitation leads to a metastable population at the bulk conduction band edge, which feeds a nonequilibrium population of the surface state persisting for >10 ps. This unusually long-lived population of a metallic Dirac surface state with spin texture may present a channel in which to drive transient spin-polarized currents.

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178. Anisotropic in-plane optical conductivity in detwinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2
A. Dusza, A. Lucarelli, A. Sanna, S. Massidda, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and L. Degiorgi
New Journal of Physics 14, 023020 (2012).

We study the anisotropic in-plane optical conductivity of detwinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals for x = 0, 2.5 and 4.5% in a broad energy range (3 meV–5 eV) across their structural and magnetic transitions. For temperatures below the Neel transition, the topology of the reconstructed Fermi surface, combined with the distinct behavior of the scattering rates, determines the anisotropy of the low-frequency optical response. For the itinerant charge carriers, we are able to disentangle the evolution of the Drude weights and scattering rates and to observe their enhancement along the orthorhombic antiferromagnetic a-axis with respect to the ferromagnetic b-axis. For temperatures above the structural phase transition, uniaxial stress induces a finite in-plane anisotropy. The anisotropy of the optical conductivity, leading to significant dichroism, extends to high frequencies in the mid- and near-infrared regions. The temperature dependence of the dichroism at all dopings scales with the anisotropy ratio of dc conductivity, suggesting the electronic nature of the structural transition. Our findings bear testimony to a large nematic susceptibility that couples very effectively to the uniaxial lattice strain. In order to clarify the subtle interplay of magnetism and Fermi surface topology we compare our results with theoretical calculations obtained from density functional theory within the full-potential linear augmented plane-wave method.

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177. Ultrafast pump-probe measurements of short small-polaron lifetimes in the mixed-valence perovskite Cs2Au2I6 under high pressures
M. Trigo, J. Chen, M. P. Jiang, W. L. Mao, S. C. Riggs, M. C. Shapiro, I. R. Fisher, and D. A. Reis
Phys. Rev. B 85, 081102(R) (2012).

We study the ultrafast phonon response of mixed-valence perovskite Cs2Au2I6 using pump-probe spectroscopy under high pressure in a diamond-anvil cell. We observed a remarkable softening and broadening of the Au-I stretching phonon mode with both applied pressure and photoexcitation. Using a double-pump scheme we measured a lifetime of the charge-transfer excitation into single-valence Au2+ of less than 4 ps, which is an indication of the local character of the Au2+ excitation. Furthermore, the strong similarity between the pressure and fluence dependence of the phonon softening shows that the intervalence charge transfer plays an important role in the structural transition.

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176. Low-energy quasiparticles probed by heat transport in the iron-based superconductor LaFePO
Mike Sutherland, J. Dunn, W. H. Toews, Eoin O’Farrell, James Analytis, Ian Fisher, and R. W. Hill
Phys. Rev. B 85, 014517 (2012).

We have measured the thermal conductivity of the iron pnictide superconductor LaFePO down to temperatures as low as T = 60 mK and in magnetic fields up to 5 T. The data show a large residual contribution that is linear in temperature, consistent with the presence of low-energy electronic quasiparticles. We interpret the magnitude of the linear term, as well as the field and temperature dependence of thermal transport in several pairing scenarios. The presence of an unusual supralinear temperature dependence of the electronic thermal conductivity in zero magnetic field, and a high scattering rate with minimal Tc suppression argues for a sign-changing nodal s+- state.

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175. Incommensurate magnetic order in TbTe3
F Pfuner, S N Gvasaliya, O Zaharko, L Keller, J Mesot, V Pomjakushin, J-H Chu, I R Fisher and L Degiorgi,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 036001 (2012).

We report a neutron diffraction study of the magnetic phase transitions in the charge-density wave (CDW) TbTe3 compound. We discover that in the paramagnetic phase there are strong 2D-like magnetic correlations, consistent with the pronounced anisotropy of the chemical structure. A long-range incommensurate magnetic order emerges in TbTe3 at Tmag1 = 5.78 K as a result of continuous phase transitions. We observe that near the temperature Tmag1 the magnetic Bragg peaks appear around the position (0, 0, 0.24) (or its rational multiples), that is fairly close to the propagation vector (0, 0, 0.29) associated with the CDW phase transition in TbTe3. This suggests that correlations leading to the long-range magnetic order in TbTe3 are linked to the modulations that occur in the CDW state.

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174. Pressure Dependent Diffraction and Spectroscopy of a Dimerized Antiferromagnet
M. B. Stone, C. A. Tulk, A. dos Santos, J. J. Molaison, S. Chang, J. B. Leao, E. C. Samulon, M. C. Shapiro, and I. R. Fisher,
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 80, SB005 (2011).

We present pressure dependent neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the dimerized antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8. The room temperature diffraction measurements reveal a linear decrease in lattice constant as a function of applied pressure. No structural transitions are observed. The low-temperature neutron spectroscopy measurements indicate a small change in magnetic scattering intensity in the vicinity of the spin gap for pressures up to P = 0.6 Gpa.

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173. Widespread spin polarization effects in photoemission from topological insulator
C. Jozwiak, Y L. Chen, A V. Fedorov, J G. Analytis, C R. Rotundu, A K. Schmid, J D. Denlinger, Y.-D. Chuang, D.-H. Lee, I R. Fisher, R J. Birgeneau, Z.-X. Shen, Z. Hussain, and A. Lanzara,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 165113 (2011).

High-resolution spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (spin-ARPES) was performed on the three-dimensional topological insulator Bi2Se3 using a recently developed high-efficiency spectrometer. The topological surface state’s helical spin structure is observed, in agreement with theoretical prediction. Spin textures of both chiralities, at energies above and below the Dirac point, are observed, and the spin structure is found to persist at room temperature. The measurements reveal additional unexpected spin polarization effects, which also originate from the spin-orbit interaction, but are well differentiated from topological physics by contrasting momentum and photon energy and polarization dependencies. These observations demonstrate significant deviations of photoelectron and quasiparticle spin polarizations. Our findings illustrate the inherent complexity of spin-resolved ARPES and demonstrate key considerations for interpreting experimental results.

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172. Polarized neutron diffraction study of the field-induced magnetization in the normal and superconducting states of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 (x=0.65),
C. Lester, Jiun-Haw Chu, J. G. Analytis, A. Stunault, I. R. Fisher, and S. M. Hayden,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 134514 (2011).

We use polarized neutron diffraction to study the induced magnetization density of near optimally doped Ba(Fe0.935Co0.065)2As2 (TC = 24 K) as a function of magnetic field (1 < μ0H < 9 T) and temperature (2 < T < 300 K). The T dependence of the induced moment in the superconducting state is consistent with the Yosida function, characteristic of spin-singlet pairing. The induced moment is proportional to applied field for μ0H < 9 T ~ μ0Hc2/6. In addition to the Yosida spin-susceptibility, our results reveal a large zero-field contribution M(H --> 0,T --> 0)/H ~ 2/3χnormal which does not scale with the field or number of vortices and is most likely due to the van Vleck susceptibility. Magnetic structure factors derived from the polarization dependence of 15 Bragg reflections were used to make a maximum entropy reconstruction of the induced magnetization distribution in real space. The magnetization is confined to the Fe atoms, and the measured density distribution is in good agreement with LAPW band structure calculations which suggest that the relevant bands near the Fermi energy are of the dxz/yz and dxy type.

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171. Ambipolar field effect in the ternary topological insulator (BixSb1-x)2Te3 by composition tuning
Desheng Kong, Yulin Chen, Judy J. Cha, Qianfan Zhang, James G. Analytis, Keji Lai, Zhongkai Liu, Seung Sae Hong, Kristie J. Koski, Sung-Kwan Mo, Zahid Hussain, Ian R. Fisher, Zhi-Xun Shen & Yi Cui,
Nature Nanotechnology 6, 705 (2011).

Topological insulators exhibit a bulk energy gap and spin-polarized surface states that lead to unique electronic properties with potential applications in spintronics and quantum information processing. However, transport measurements have typically been dominated by residual bulk charge carriers originating from crystal defects or environmental doping and these mask the contribution of surface carriers to charge transport in these materials. Controlling bulk carriers in current topological insulator materials, such as the binary sesquichalcogenides Bi2Te3, Sb2Te3 and Bi2Se3, has been explored extensively by means of material doping and electrical gating, but limited progress has been made to achieve nanostructures with low bulk conductivity for electronic device applications. Here we demonstrate that the ternary sesquichalcogenide (BixSb1-x)2Te3 is a tunable topological insulator system. By tuning the ratio of bismuth to antimony, we are able to reduce the bulk carrier density by over two orders of magnitude, while maintaining the topological insulator properties. As a result, we observe a clear ambipolar gating effect in (BixSb1-x)2Te3 nanoplate field-effect transistor devices, similar to that observed in graphene field-effect transistor devices. The manipulation of carrier type and density in topological insulator nanostructures demonstrated here paves the way for the implementation of topological insulators in nanoelectronics and spintronics.

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170. Persistence of magnons in a site-diluted dimerized frustrated antiferromagnet
M. B. Stone, A. Podlesnyak, G. Ehlers, A. Huq, E. C. Samulon, M. C. Shapiro and I. R. Fisher,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23 416003 (2011).

We present inelastic neutron scattering and thermodynamic measurements characterizing the magnetic excitations in a disordered spin-liquid antiferromagnet with non-magnetic substitution. The parent compound Ba3Mn2O8 is a dimerized, quasi-two-dimensional geometrically frustrated quantum disordered antiferromagnet. We substitute this compound with non-magnetic V5+ for the S = 1 Mn5+ ions, Ba3(Mn1-xVx)2O8, and find that the singlet–triplet excitations which dominate the spectrum of the parent compound persist for the full range of substitution examined, up to x =0.3. We also observe additional low-energy magnetic fluctuations which are enhanced at the greatest substitution values.

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169. In-plane electronic anisotropy of underdoped ‘122’ Fe-arsenides revealed by measurements of detwinned single crystals
I. R. Fisher, L. Degiorgi and Z. X. Shen,
Rep. Prog. Phys 74, 124506 (2011)

The parent phases of the Fe-arsenide superconductors harbor an antiferromagnetic ground state. Significantly, the Neel transition is either preceded or accompanied by a structural transition that breaks the four-fold symmetry of the high-temperature lattice. Borrowing language from the field of soft condensed matter physics, this broken discrete rotational symmetry is widely referred to as an Ising nematic phase transition. Understanding the origin of this effect is a key component of a complete theoretical description of the occurrence of superconductivity in this family of compounds, motivating both theoretical and experimental investigation of the nematic transition and the associated in-plane anisotropy. Here we review recent experimental progress in determining the intrinsic in-plane electronic anisotropy as revealed by resistivity, reflectivity and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements of detwinned single crystals of underdoped Fe-arsenide superconductors in the ‘122’ family of compounds.

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168. Revealing the dual nature of magnetism in iron pnictides and iron chalcogenides using x-ray emission spectroscopy
H. Gretarsson, A. Lupascu, Jungho Kim, D. Casa, T. Gog, W. Wu, S. R. Julian, Z. J. Xu, J. S. Wen, G. D. Gu, R. H. Yuan, Z. G. Chen, N.-L. Wang, S. Khim, K. H. Kim, M. Ishikado, I. Jarrige, S. Shamoto, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and Young-June Kim,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 100509(R) (2011)

We report a Fe Kβ x-ray emission spectroscopy study of local magnetic moments in various iron-based superconductors in their paramagnetic phases. Local magnetic moments are found in all samples studied: PrFeAsO, Ba(Fe,Co)2As2, LiFeAs, Fe1+x(Te,Se), and A2Fe4Se5 (where A=K, Rb, and Cs). The moment size is independent of temperature or carrier concentration but varies significantly across different families. Specifically, all iron pnictide samples have local moments of about 1μB/Fe, while FeTe and K2Fe4Se5 families have much larger local moments of 2μB/Fe and 3.3μB/Fe, respectively. Our results illustrate the importance of multiorbital physics in describing magnetism of these compounds

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167. Possible origin of the nonmonotonic doping dependence of the in-plane resistivity anisotropy of Ba(Fe1-xTx)2As2 (T=Co, Ni and Cu)
H.-H. Kuo, J.-H. Chu, S. C. Riggs, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, K. De Greve, Y. Yamamoto, J. G. Analytis and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 054540 (2011)

The in-plane resistivity anisotropy has been measured for detwinned single crystals of Ba(Fe1-xNix)2As2 and Ba(Fe1-xCux)2As2. The data reveal a nonmonotonic doping dependence, similar to previous observations for Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2. Magnetotransport measurements of the parent compound reveal a nonlinear Hall coefficient and a large linear term in the transverse magnetoresistance. Both effects are rapidly suppressed with chemical substitution over a similar compositional range as the onset of the large in-plane resistivity anisotropy. This suggests that the relatively small in-plane anisotropy of the parent compound in the spin-density wave state is due to the presence of an isotropic, high mobility pocket of the reconstructed Fermi surface. Progressive suppression of the contribution to the conductivity arising from this isotropic pocket with chemical substitution eventually reveals the underlying in-plane anisotropy associated with the remaining Fermi surface pockets.

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166. Heat capacity of the site-diluted spin dimer system Ba3(Mn1-xVx)2O8
E. C. Samulon, M. C. Shapiro, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 054417 (2011)

Heat-capacity and susceptibility measurements have been performed on the diluted spin dimer compound Ba3(Mn1-xVx)2O8. The parent compound Ba3Mn2O8 is a spin dimer system based on pairs of antiferromagnetically coupled S = 1, 3d2 Mn5+ ions such that the zero-field ground state is a product of singlets. Substitution of nonmagnetic S = 0, 3d0 V5+ ions leads to an interacting network of unpaired Mn moments, the low-temperature properties of which are explored in the limit of small concentrations 0 < x < 0.05. The zero-field heat capacity of this diluted system reveals a progressive removal of magnetic entropy over an extended range of temperatures, with no evidence for a phase transition. The concentration dependence does not conform to expectations for a spin-glass state. Rather, the data suggest a low-temperature random singlet phase, reflecting the hierarchy of exchange energies found in this system.

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165. Nonuniversal magnetization at the BEC critical field: Application to the spin dimer compound Ba3Mn2O8
S. Suh, K. A. Al-Hassanieh, E. C. Samulon, I. R. Fisher, S. E. Brown, and C. D. Batista,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 054413 (2011)

Ba3Mn2O8 is a hexagonally coordinated Mn5+ S = 1 spin dimer system with small uniaxial single-ion anisotropy. 135,137Ba NMR spectroscopy is used to measure the longitudinal (Ml) magnetization in the vicinity of the critical field at Hc1 for the onset of magnetic order for H || c and H perp c. Ml||(T,Hc1), Mlperp(T,Hc1) are reproduced by solving a low-energy model for a dilute gas of interacting bosons.

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164. STM imaging of a bound state along a step on the surface of the topological insulator Bi2Te3
Zhanybek Alpichshev, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and A. Kapitulnik,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 041104 (2011)

We present a detailed study of the local density of states (LDOS) associated with the surface-state band near a step edge of the strong topological insulator Bi2Te3 and reveal a one-dimensional bound state that runs parallel to the step edge and is bound to it at some characteristic distance. This bound state is clearly observed in the bulk gap region, while it becomes entangled with the oscillations of the warped surface band at high energy, and with the valence-band states near the Dirac point. We obtain excellent fits to theoretical predictions that properly incorporate the three-dimensional nature of the problem to the surface state. Fitting the data at different energies, we can recalculate the LDOS originating from the Dirac band without the contribution of the bulk bands or incoherent tunneling effects.

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163. Ultrafast electron dynamics in the charge density wave material TbTe3
F. Schmitt, P. S. Kirchmann, U. Bovensiepen, R. G. Moore, J.-H. Chu, D. H. Lu, L. Rettig, M. Wolf, I. R. Fisher, and Z. X. Shen,
New Journal of Physics 13, 063022 (2011)

Gaining insights into the mechanisms of how order and broken symmetry emerges from many-particle interactions is a major challenge in solid state physics. Most experimental techniques—such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)—probe the single-particle excitation spectrum and extract information about the ordering mechanism and collective effects, often indirectly through theory. Time-resolved ARPES (tr-ARPES) makes collective dynamics of a system after optical excitation directly visible through their influence on the quasi-particle band structure. Using this technique, we present a systematic study of TbTe3, a metal that exhibits a charge-density wave (CDW) transition. We discuss time-resolved data taken at different positions in the Brillouin zone (BZ) and at different temperatures. The transient change in the band structure due to the excitation is qualitatively different between the region gapped by the CDW order vector and an ungapped but otherwise equivalent region. Also, we discovered two distinct collective modes at roughly 3.5 and 2.5 THz, the latter of which only occurs in the CDW band near the gapped region, demonstrating the strength of tr-ARPES in discerning the origin of the modes from the way in which they couple to the quasi-particle bands. In addition, a systematic pump fluence dependence in the gapped region documents the crossover from a weakly perturbed to a strongly perturbed regime, which can be related to a crossover from a regime where mainly the amplitude mode gets excited to a regime where the CDW gap closes at least partially.

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162. Rapid Surface Oxidation as a Source of Surface Degradation Factor for Bi2Se3
Desheng Kong, Judy J. Cha, Keji Lai, Hailin Peng, James G. Analytis, Stefan Meister, Yulin Chen, Hai-Jun Zhang, Ian R. Fisher, Zhi-Xun Shen, Yi Cui
ACS Nano 5 (6), 4698-4703 (2011)

Bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) is a topological insulator with metallic surface states (SS) residing in a large bulk bandgap. In experiments, synthesized Bi2Se3 is often heavily n-type doped due to selenium vacancies. Furthermore, it is discovered from experiments on bulk single crystals that Bi2Se3 gets additional n-type doping after exposure to the atmosphere, thereby reducing the relative contribution of SS in total conductivity. In this article, transport measurements on Bi2Se3 nanoribbons provide additional evidence of such environmental doping process. Systematic surface composition analyses by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy reveal fast formation and continuous growth of native oxide on Bi2Se3 under ambient conditions. In addition to n-type doping at the surface, such surface oxidation is likely the material origin of the degradation of topological SS. Appropriate surface passivation or encapsulation may be required to probe topological SS of Bi2Se3 by transport measurements.

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161. Symmetry breaking orbital anisotropy observed for detwinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 above the spin density wave transition
M. Yi, D. H. Lu, J.-H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, A. P. Sorini, A. F. Kemper, B. Moritz, S.-K. Mo, R. G. Moore, M. Hashimoto, W. S. Lee, Z. Hussain, T. P. Devereaux, I. R. Fisher, Z.-X. Shen
PNAS 108 (17) 6878-6883 (2011).

Nematicity, defined as broken rotational symmetry, has recently been observed in competing phases proximate to the superconducting phase in the cuprate high-temperature superconductors. Similarly, the new iron-based high-temperature superconductors exhibit a tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural transition (i.e., a broken C4 symmetry) that either precedes or is coincident with a collinear spin density wave (SDW) transition in undoped parent compounds, and superconductivity arises when both transitions are suppressed via doping. Evidence for strong in-plane anisotropy in the SDW state in this family of compounds has been reported by neutron scattering, scanning tunneling microscopy, and transport measurements. Here, we present an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study of detwinned single crystals of a representative family of electron-doped iron-arsenide superconductors, Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 in the underdoped region. The crystals were detwinned via application of in-plane uniaxial stress, enabling measurements of single domain electronic structure in the orthorhombic state. At low temperatures, our results clearly demonstrate an in-plane electronic anisotropy characterized by a large energy splitting of two orthogonal bands with dominant dxz and dyz character, which is consistent with anisotropy observed by other probes. For compositions x > 0, for which the structural transition (TS) precedes the magnetic transition (TSDW), an anisotropic splitting is observed to develop above TSDW, indicating that it is specifically associated with TS. For unstressed crystals, the band splitting is observed close to TS, whereas for stressed crystals,the splitting is observed to considerably higher temperatures, revealing the presence of a surprisingly large in-plane nematic susceptibility in the electronic structure.

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160. Behavior of vortices near twin boundaries in underdoped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2
B. Kalisky, J. R. Kirtley, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and K. A. Moler
Phys. Rev. B. 83, 064511 (2011).

We use scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) microscopy to investigate the behavior of vortices in the presence of twin boundaries in the pnictide superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2. We show that the vortices avoid pinning on twin boundaries. Individual vortices move in a preferential way when manipulated with the SQUID: They tend to not cross a twin boundary, but rather to move parallel to it. This behavior can be explained by the observation of enhanced superfluid density on twin boundaries in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2. The observed repulsion from twin boundaries may be a mechanism for enhanced critical currents observed in twinned samples in pnictides and other superconductors.

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159. Local Measurement of the Superfluid Density in the Pnictide Superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 across the Superconducting Dome
Lan Luan, Thomas M. Lippman, Clifford W. Hicks, Julie A. Bert, Ophir M. Auslaender, Jiun-Haw Chu, James G. Analytis, Ian R. Fisher, and Kathryn A. Moler,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 067001 (2011).

We measure the penetration depth λab(T) in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 using local techniques that do not average over the sample. The superfluid density ρs(T)=1/λab(T)2 has three main features. First, ρs(T=0) falls sharply on the underdoped side of the dome. Second, λab is flat at low T at optimal doping, indicating fully gapped superconductivity, but varies more strongly in underdoped and overdoped samples, consistent with either a power law or a small second gap. Third, ρs(T) varies steeply near Tc for optimal and underdoping. These observations are consistent with an interplay between magnetic and superconducting phases.

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158. Anisotropic charge dynamics in detwinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2
A. Dusza, A. Lucarelli, F. Pfuner, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and L. Degiorgi,
Euro. Phys. Letters 93, 37002 (2011).

We investigate the optical conductivity with light polarized along the in-plane orthorhombic a and b axes of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 for x=0 and 2.5% under uniaxial pressure across their structural and magnetic transitions. The charge dynamics at low frequencies and temperatures on these detwinned, single-domain samples reveals an enhancement of both the scattering rate and Drude weight of the charge carriers along the antiferromagnetic a-axis with respect to the ferromagnetic b-axis. Our findings also allow us to estimate the dichroism, which extends to high frequencies and temperatures. These results reveal a nematic susceptibility as well as the electronic nature of the structural transition.

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157. Anharmonic order-parameter oscillations and lattice coupling in strongly driven 1T-TaS2 and TbTe3 charge-density-wave compounds: A multiple-pulse femtosecond laser spectroscopy study
P. Kusar, T. Mertelj, V. V. Kabanov, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, H. Berger, L. Forró, and D. Mihailovic
Phys. Rev. B. 83, 035104 (2011).

The anharmonic response of charge-density wave (CDW) order to strong laser-pulse perturbations in 1 T -TaS2 and TbTe3 is investigated by means of multiple-pump-pulse time-resolved femtosecond optical spectroscopy.We observe remarkable anharmonic effects hitherto undetected in systems exhibiting collective charge ordering. The efficiency for additional excitation of the amplitude mode by a laser pulse becomes periodically modulated after the mode is strongly excited into a coherently oscillating state. A similar effect is observed also for some other phonons, where the cross-modulation at the amplitude-mode frequency indicates anharmonic interaction of those phonons with the amplitude mode. By analyzing the observed phenomena in the framework of time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory we attribute the effects to the anharmonicity of the mode potentials inherent in the broken symmetry state of the CDW systems.

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156. Single Dirac Cone Topological Surface State and Unusual Thermoelectric Property of Compounds from a New Topological Insulator Family
Y. L. Chen, Z. K. Liu, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, H. J. Zhang, B. H. Yan, S.-K. Mo, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, I. R. Fisher, S. C. Zhang, Z. Hussain, and Z.-X. Shen
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 266401 (2010).

Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy study on TlBiTe2 and TlBiSe2 from a thallium-based ternary chalcogenides family revealed a single surface Dirac cone at the center of the Brillouin zone for both compounds. For TlBiSe2, the large bulk gap (~200 meV) makes it a topological insulator with better mechanical properties than the previous binary 3D topological insualtor family. For TlBiTe2, the observed negative bulk gap indicates it as a semimetal, instead of a narrow-gap semiconductor as conventionally believed; this semimetality naturally explains its mysteriously small thermoelectric figure of merit comparing to other compounds in the family. Finally, the unique band structures of TlBiTe2 also suggest it as a candidate for topological superconductors.

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155. Two-dimensional surface state in the quantum limit of a topological insulator
J. G. Analytis, R. D. McDonald, S. C. Riggs, J.-H. Chu, G. S. Boebinger, and I. R. Fisher
Nature Physics 6, 960 (2010).

The topological insulator is a unique state of matter that possesses a metallic surface state of massless particles known as Dirac fermions, which have coupled spin and momentum quantum numbers. Owing to the preservation of time-reversal symmetry, this coupling protects the wavefunctions against disorder. The experimental realization of this state of matter in Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3 has sparked considerable interest owing both to their potential use in spintronic devices and in the investigation of the fundamental nature of topologically nontrivial quantum matter. However, the conductivity of these compounds tends to be dominated by the bulk of the material because of chemical imperfection, making the transport properties of the surface nearly impossible to measure. We have systematically reduced the number of bulk carriers in Bi2Se3 to the point where a magnetic field can collapse them to their lowest Landau level. Beyond this field, known as the three-dimensional (3D) 'quantum limit', the signature of the 2D surface state can be seen. At still higher fields, we reach the 2D quantum limit of the surface Dirac fermions. In this limit we observe an altered phase of the oscillations, which is related to the peculiar nature of the Landau quantization of topological insulators at high field. Furthermore, we observe quantum oscillations corresponding to fractions of the Landau integers, suggesting that correlation effects can be observed in this new state of quantum matter.

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154. Enhanced Fermi surface nesting in superconducting BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 revealed by the de Haas-van Alphen effect
J.G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, R.D. McDonald, S. C. Riggs and I.R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 207004 (2010).

ABSTRACT
The three-dimensional Fermi-surface morphology of superconducting BaFe2(As0.37P0.63)2 with Tc=9 K is determined using the de Haas–van Alphen effect. The inner electron pocket has a similar area and kz interplane warping to the observed hole pocket, revealing that the Fermi surfaces are geometrically well nested in the (π,π) direction. These results are in stark contrast to the fermiology of the nonsuperconducting phosphides (x=1), and therefore suggest an important role for nesting in pnictide superconductivity.
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153. Pinpointing gap minima in Ba(Fe0.94Co0.06)2As2 via band-structure calculations and electronic Raman scattering
I. I. Mazin, T. P. Devereaux, J. G. Analytis, Jiun-Haw Chu, I. R. Fisher, B. Muschler, and R. Hackl,
Phys. Rev. B 82, 180502 (R) (2010).

ABSTRACT
A detailed knowledge of the gap structure for the Fe-pnictide superconductors is still rather rudimentary with several conflicting reports of either nodes, deep gap minima, or fully isotropic gaps on the Fermi-surface sheets, both in the kx-ky plane and along the c axis. In this Rapid Communication, we present considerations for electronic Raman scattering which can help clarify the gap structure and topology using different light-scattering geometries. Using density-functional calculations for the Raman vertices, it is shown that the location of the gap minima may occur on loops stretching over a portion of the c axis in Ba(Fe0.94Co0.06)2As2.
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152. Coherent dynamics of macroscopic electronic order through a symmetry breaking transition
R. Yusupov, T. Mertelj, V. V. Kabanov, S. Brazovskii, P. Kusar, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and D. Mihailovic
Nature Physics 6, 681 (2010).

The study of the temporal evolution of systems undergoing symmetry breaking phase transitions — whether it is in condensed-matter physics, cosmology or finance — is difficult because they are hard to repeat, or they occur very rapidly. Here we report a high-time-resolution study of the evolution of both bosonic and fermionic excitations through an electronic charge-ordering symmetry breaking phase transition. Periodically quenching our system with femtosecond optical pulses, we subsequently detect hitherto-unrecorded coherent aperiodic undulations of the order parameter, critical slowing down of the collective mode and evolution of the particle–hole gap as the system evolves through the transition. Modelling on the basis of Ginzburg–Landau theory is used to reproduce the observations without free parameters. Of particular interest is the observation of spectrotemporal distortions arising from spontaneous annihilation of topological defects, analogous to those discussed by the Kibble–Zurek cosmological model.

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151. In-plane resistivity anisotropy in an underdoped iron pnictide superconductor
Jiun-Haw Chu, James G. Analytis, Kristiaan De Greve, Peter L. McMahon, Zahirul Islam, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, and Ian R. Fisher,
Science 329, 824 (2010).

ABSTRACT
High-temperature superconductivity often emerges in the proximity of a symmetry-breaking ground state. For superconducting iron arsenides, in addition to the antiferromagnetic ground state, a small structural distortion breaks the crystal’s C4 rotational symmetry in the underdoped part of the phase diagram. We reveal that the representative iron arsenide Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 develops a large electronic anisotropy at this transition via measurements of the in-plane resistivity of detwinned single crystals, with the resistivity along the shorter b axis ρb being greater than ρa. The anisotropy reaches a maximum value of ~2 for compositions in the neighborhood of the beginning of the superconducting dome. For temperatures well above the structural transition, uniaxial stress induces a resistivity anisotropy, indicating a substantial nematic susceptibility.

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150. Massive Dirac Fermion on the Surface of a Magnetically Doped Topological Insulator
Y. L. Chen, J.-H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, Z. K. Liu, K. Igarashi, H.-H. Kuo, X. L. Qi, S. K. Mo, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, M. Hashimoto, T. Sasagawa, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain, and Z. X. Shen,
Science 329, 659 (2010).

ABSTRACT
In addition to a bulk energy gap, topological insulators accommodate a conducting, linearly dispersed Dirac surface state. This state is predicted to become massive if time reversal symmetry is broken, and to become insulating if the Fermi energy is positioned inside both the surface and bulk gaps. We introduced magnetic dopants into the three-dimensional topological insulator dibismuth triselenide (Bi2Se3) to break the time reversal symmetry and further position the Fermi energy inside the gaps by simultaneous magnetic and charge doping. The resulting insulating massive Dirac fermion state, which we observed by angle-resolved photoemission, paves the way for studying a range of topological phenomena relevant to both condensed matter and particle physics.

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149. Charge dynamics of Co-doped BaFe2As2
A. Lucarelli, A. Dusza, F. Pfuner, P. Lerch, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and L. Degiorgi ,
New J. Phys. 12, 073036 (2010).

ABSTRACT
We report on a thorough optical investigation over a broad spectral range and as a function of temperature of the charge dynamics in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 compounds for Co-doping ranging between 0 and 18%. For the parent compound as well as for x = 0.025, we observe the opening of a pseudogap, due to the spin-density-wave phase transition and inducing a reshuffling of spectral weight from low to high frequencies. For compounds with 0.051 < x < 0.11, we detect the superconducting gap, while at x = 0.18 the material stays metallic at all temperatures. We describe the effective metallic contribution to the optical conductivity with two Drude terms, representing the combination of a coherent and an incoherent component, and extract the respective scattering rates. We establish that the dc transport properties in the normal phase are dominated by the coherent Drude term for 0 < x < 0.051 and by the incoherent one for 0.061 < x < 0.18, respectively. Finally, through spectral weight arguments, we give clear-cut evidence of moderate electronic correlations for 0 < x < 0.061, which then cross over to values appropriate for a regime of weak interacting and nearly-free electron metals for x > 0.11.

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148. In-plane electronic anisotropy in underdoped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 revealed by partial detwinning in a magnetic field
J.-H. Chu, J. Analytis, D. Press, K. De Greve, T. D. Ladd, Y. Yamamoto, I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 214502, (2010).

ABSTRACT
We present results of angle-dependent magnetoresistance measurements and direct optical images of underdoped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 which reveal partial detwinning by action of a 14 T magnetic field. The relative change in the twin domain population for the given field is modest, of order 5-15%. The associated fieldinduced hysteretic changes in the resistivity are up to 5% for intermediate Co concentrations, implying a large in-plane resistivity anisotropy in the broken-symmetry state. Based on the generic anisotropic susceptibility of collinear antiferromagnets, we infer a smaller resistivity along the antiferromagnetic ordering direction. The observation of field-induced motion of twin boundaries indicates a substantial magnetoelastic coupling in this material.

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147. Stripes of increased diamagnetic susceptibility in underdoped superconducting Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals: Evidence for an enhanced superfluid density at twin boundaries
B. Kalisky, J. R. Kirtley, J. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, A. Vailionis, I. R. Fisher, and K. A. Moler,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 184513, (2010). (Editor's Suggestion)

ABSTRACT
Superconducting quantum interference device microscopy shows stripes of increased diamagnetic susceptibility in the superconducting state of twinned, orthorhombic, underdoped crystals of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2, but not in tetragonal overdoped crystals. These stripes are consistent with enhanced superfluid density on twin boundaries.

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146. Temperature dependence of the excitation spectrum in the charge-density-wave ErTe3 and HoTe3 systems
F. Pfuner, P. Lerch, J.-H. Chu, H.-H. Kuo, I. R. Fisher, and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 195110, (2010).

ABSTRACT
We provide optical reflectivity data collected over a broad spectral range and as a function of temperature on the ErTe3 and HoTe3 materials, which undergo two consecutive charge-density-wave (CDW) phase transitions at TCDW1=265 and 288 K and at TCDW2=157 and 110 K, respectively. We observe the temperature dependence of both the Drude component, due to the itinerant charge carriers, and the single-particle peak, ascribed to the charge-density-wave gap excitation. The CDW gap progressively opens while the metallic component gets narrow with decreasing temperature. An important fraction of the whole Fermi surface seems to be affected by the CDW phase transitions. It turns out that the temperature and the previously investigated pressure dependence of the most relevant CDW parameters share several common features and behaviors. Particularly, the order parameter of the CDW state is in general agreement with the predictions of the BCS theory.

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145. Bulk Fermi surface coexistence with Dirac surface state in Bi2Se3: A comparison of photoemission and Shubnikov–de Haas measurements
J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, Y. Chen, F. Corredor, R. D. McDonald, Z. X. Shen and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 205407, (2010).

ABSTRACT
Shubnikov-de Haas (SdH) oscillations and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) are used to probe the Fermi surface of single crystals of Bi2Se3. We find that SdH and ARPES probes quantitatively agree on measurements of the effective mass and bulk band dispersion. In high carrier density samples, the two probes also agree in the exact position of the Fermi level EF, but for lower carrier density samples discrepancies emerge in the position of EF. In particular, SdH reveals a bulk three-dimensional Fermi surface for samples with carrier densities as low as 1017 cm-3. We suggest a simple mechanism to explain these differences and discuss consequences for existing and future transport studies of topological insulators.

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144. Correlation of anomalous normal state properties with superconductivity
in Pb1-x-yTlxInyTe

A. S. Erickson, N. P. Breznay, E. A. Nowadnick, T. H. Geballe and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 134521, (2010).

ABSTRACT
Recent evidence for a charge-Kondo effect in superconducting samples of Pb1-xTlxTe has brought renewed attention to the possibility of negative U superconductivity in this material, associated with valence fluctuations on the Tl impurity sites. Here, we use indium as an electron donor to counterdope Pb0.99Tl0.01Te and study the effect of changing the chemical potential on the Kondo-type physics and the superconductivity. We find a clear correlation between these two effects, providing further evidence that both are induced by the same source, as anticipated in the charge-Kondo model.

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143. Anisotropic phase diagram of the frustrated spin dimer compound Ba3Mn2O8
E. C. Samulon, K. A. Al-Hassanieh, Y.-J. Jo, M. C. Shapiro, L. Balicas, C. D. Batista, and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 104421, (2010).

ABSTRACT
Heat-capacity and magnetic torque measurements are used to probe the anisotropic temperature-field phase diagram of the frustrated spin dimer compound Ba3Mn2O8 in the field range from 0 to 18 T. For fields oriented along the c axis, a single magnetically ordered phase is found in this field range whereas for fields oriented along the a axis, two distinct phases are observed. The present measurements reveal a surprising nonmonotonic evolution of the phase diagram as the magnetic field is rotated in the [001]-[100] plane. The angle dependence of the critical field (Hc1) that marks the closing of the spin gap can be quantitatively accounted for using a minimal spin Hamiltonian comprising superexchange between nearest and next-nearest Mn ions, the Zeeman energy, and single-ion anisotropy. This Hamiltonian also predicts a nonmonotonic evolution of the transition between the two ordered states as the field is rotated in the a-c plane. However, the observed effect is found to be significantly larger in magnitude, implying that either this minimal spin Hamiltonian is incomplete or that the magnetically ordered states have a slightly different structure than previously proposed.

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142. Local measurement of the penetration depth in the pnictide superconductor Ba(Fe0.95Co0.05)2As2
Lan Luan, Ophir M. Auslaender, Thomas M. Lippman, Clifford W. Hicks, Beena Kalisky, Jiun-Haw Chu, James G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher, John R. Kirtley, Kathryn A. Moler ,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 100501(R) , (2010). (Editor's Suggestion)

ABSTRACT
We use magnetic force microscopy (MFM) to measure the local penetration depth λ in Ba(Fe0.95Co0.05)2As2 single crystals and use scanning superconducting quantum interference device susceptometry to measure its temperature variation down to 0.4 K. We observe that superfluid density ρs over the full temperature range is well described by a clean two-band fully gapped model. We demonstrate that MFM can measure the important and hard-to-determine absolute value of λ, as well as obtain its temperature dependence and spatial homogeneity. We find ρs to be uniform on the submicron scale despite the highly disordered vortex pinning.

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141. Raman scattering evidence for a cascade evolution of the charge-density-wave collective amplitude mode ,
M. Lavagnini, H.-M. Eiter, L. Tassini, B. Muschler, R. Hackl, R. Monnier, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 081101, (2010).

ABSTRACT
The two-dimensional rare-earth tritellurides undergo a unidirectional charge-density-wave (CDW) transition at high temperature and, for the heaviest members of the series, a bidirectional one at low temperature. Raman scattering experiments as a function of temperature on DyTe3 and on LaTe3 at 6 GPa provide a clear-cut evidence for the emergence of the respective collective CDW amplitude excitations. In the unidirectional CDW phase, we discover that the amplitude mode develops as a succession of two mean-field BCS-like transitions with different critical temperatures, which we associate with the presence of two adjacent Te planes in the structure.

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140. Bulk electronic structure of optimally doped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2,
C. Utfeld, J. Laverock, T. D. Haynes, S. B. Dugdale, J. A. Duffy, M. W. Butchers, J. W. Taylor, S. R. Giblin, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, M. Itou, and Y. Sakurai,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 064509 (2010).

ABSTRACT
We report high-resolution, bulk Compton scattering measurements unveiling the Fermi surface of an optimally doped iron-arsenide superconductor, Ba(Fe0.93Co0.07)2As2. Our measurements are in agreement with first-principles calculations of the electronic structure, revealing both the X-centered electron pockets and the Γ-centered hole pockets. Moreover, our data are consistent with the strong three dimensionality of one of these sheets that has been predicted by electronic structure calculations at the local-density-approximation-minimum As position. Complementary calculations of the noninteracting susceptibility, suggest that the broad peak that develops due to interband Fermi-surface nesting, and which has motivated several theories of superconductivity in this class of material, survives the measured three dimensionality of the Fermi surface in this family.

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139. Microwave surface impedance measurements of TlxPb1-xTe : A proposed negative- U induced superconductor
P. J. Baker, R. J. Ormeno, C. E. Gough, Y. Matsushita, and I. R. Fisher ,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 064506 , (2010). (Editor's suggestion)

ABSTRACT
The microwave surface impedance of the proposed negative-U induced superconductor Tl(1.4%)PbTe has been measured for a number of single crystals at several frequencies from 4.5 to 15.2 GHz in both the zero-field and mixed superconducting states. For crystals with the best-quality surfaces, Rs and Xs at low temperatures showed no significant power-law T dependence. From the low-temperature values of Xs, we extracted λ(0)=1.9±0.2 μm, in good agreement with rigid-band model predictions. A coherence peak was observed in σ1 below Tc consistent with BCS predictions. However, the observed temperature dependence of the superfluid fraction [λ(0)/λ(T)]2 fitted BCS predictions best if a somewhat larger value of λ(0)=2.7 μm was assumed, which may be associated with remanent surface defects in even our best sample. In addition to investigating the field dependence of the microwave properties in the mixed state, a Bc3 transition region was observed. The absence of a significant power-law temperature dependence at low temperatures in our best sample and the observation of a Bc3 transition are strongly suggestive of conventional s-wave superconductivity.

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138. Dispersive Spin Fluctuations in the near optimally-doped superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 (x=0.065),
C. Lester, Jiun-Haw Chu, J. G. Analytis, T. G. Perring, I. R. Fisher, S.M. Hayden ,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 064505, (2010). (Editor's Suggestion)

ABSTRACT
Inelastic neutron scattering is used to probe the collective spin excitations of the near optimally doped superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 (x=0.065). Previous measurements on the antiferromagnetically ordered parents of this material show a strongly anisotropic spin-wave velocity. Here we measure the magnetic excitations up to 80 meV and show that a similar anisotropy persists for superconducting compositions. The dispersive mode measured here connects directly with the spin resonance previously observed in this compound. When placed on an absolute scale, our measurements show that the local- or wave-vector-integrated susceptibility is larger in magnitude than that of the ordered parents over the energy range probed.

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137. Fermi surface evolution across multiple CDW transitions in ErTe3,
R. G. Moore, V. Brouet, R. He, D. H. Lu, N. Ru, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and Z.-X. Shen,
Phys. Rev. B. 81, 073102, (2010).

ABSTRACT
The Fermi surface (FS) of ErTe3 is investigated using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Low-temperature measurements reveal two incommensurate charge-density wave (CDW) gaps created by perpendicular FS nesting vectors. A large Δ1 = 175 meV gap arising from a CDW with c*-qCDW1 ~ 0.70(0)c* is in good agreement with the expected value. A second, smaller Δ2 = 50 meV gap is due to a second CDW with a*-qCDW2 ~ 0.68(5)a*. The temperature dependence of the FS, the two gaps, and possible interaction between the CDWs are examined.

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136. STM Imaging of Electronic Waves on the Surface of Bi2Te3: Topologically Protected Surface States and Hexagonal Warping Effects,
Zhanybek Alpichshev, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, Y. L. Chen, Z. X. Shen, A. Fang, and A. Kapitulnik,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 016401, (2010).

ABSTRACT
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy studies on high-quality Bi2Te3 crystals exhibit perfect correspondence to angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy data, hence enabling identification of different regimes measured in the local density of states (LDOS). Oscillations of LDOS near a step are analyzed. Within the main part of the surface band oscillations are strongly damped, supporting the hypothesis of topological protection. At higher energies, as the surface band becomes concave, oscillations appear, dispersing with a wave vector that may result from a hexagonal warping term.

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135. Observation of two separate charge density wave transitions in Gd2Te5 via transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution X-ray diffraction,
K.Y. Shin, N. Ru, I.R. Fisher, C.L. Condron, M.F. Toney, Y.Q. Wu, M.J. Kramer ,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 489, (2010) 332-335.

ABSTRACT
Gd2Te5 is a layered material consisting of alternating single and double square planar Te sheets. At room temperature the material hosts a complex lattice modulation characterized by multiple in-plane wavevectors. Diffraction measurements performed via transmission electron microscopy and highresolution X-ray scattering reveal two distinct transitions at Tc1 = 410(3) and Tc2 = 532(3) K, associated with an on-axis incommensurate lattice modulation and an off-axis commensurate lattice modulation respectively. Our results show that the two lattice modulations are separate in origin but that there is some coupling between them.

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134. Evidence for a charge Kondo effect in Pb1-xTlxTe from measurements of thermoelectric power
M. Matusiak, E. M. Tunnicliffe, J. R. Cooper, Y. Matsushita, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B, 80, 220403 (2009) (R).

ABSTRACT
We report measurements of the thermoelectric power (TEP) for a series of Pb1-xTlxTe crystals with x=0.0 to 1.3%. Although the TEP is very large for x=0.0, using a single-band analysis based on older work for dilute magnetic alloys we do find evidence for a Kondo contribution of 11–18 μV/K. This analysis suggests that TK is ~50-70 K, a factor 10 higher than previously thought.

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133. Band- and momentum-dependent electron dynamics in superconducting Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_x)2As2 as seen via electronic Raman scattering,
B. Muschler, W. Prestel,, R. Hackl, T. P. Devereaux, J. G. Analytis, Jiun-Haw Chu and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 80, 180510(R) (2009). (Editor's suggestion)

ABSTRACT
We present details of carrier properties in high quality Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_x)2As2 single crystals obtained from electronic Raman scattering. The experiments indicate a strong band and momentum anisotropy of the electron dynamics above and below the superconducting transition, highlighting the importance of complex banddependent interactions. The presence of low-energy spectral weight deep in the superconducting state suggests a gap with accidental nodes, which may be lifted by doping and/or impurity scattering. When combined with other measurements, our observation of band- and momentum-dependent carrier dynamics indicate that theiron arsenides may have several competing superconducting ground states.

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132. Unconventional electronic reconstruction in undoped (Ba,Sr)Fe2As2 across the spin density wave transition,
M. Yi, D. H. Lu, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, S.-K. Mo, R.-H. He, M. Hashimoto, R. G. Moore, I. I. Mazin, D. J. Singh, Z. Hussain, I. R. Fisher, and Z.-X.Shen,
Phys. Rev. B. 80, 174510 (2009). (Editor's suggestion)

ABSTRACT
Through a systematic high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission study of the iron pnictide compounds (Ba,Sr)Fe2As2, we show that the electronic structures of these compounds are significantly reconstructed across the spin density wave transition, which cannot be described by a simple folding scenario of conventional density wave ordering. Moreover, we find that LDA calculations with an incorporated suppressed magnetic moment of 0.5 Bohr magnetons can match well the details in the reconstructed electronic structure, suggesting that the nature of magnetism in the pnictides is more itinerant than local, while the origin of suppressed magnetic moment remains an important issue for future investigations

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131. Evidence for a Nodal Energy Gap in the Iron-Pnictide Superconductor LaFePO from Penetration Depth Measurements by Scanning SQUID Susceptometry,
Clifford W. Hicks, Thomas M. Lippman, Martin E. Huber, James G. Analytis, Jiun-Haw Chu, Ann S. Erickson, Ian R. Fisher, and Kathryn A. Moler,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 127003 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We measure changes in the penetration depth lambda of the Tc ~ 6 K superconductor LaFePO. In the process, scanning SQUID susceptometry is demonstrated as a technique for accurately measuring local temperature-dependent changes in lambda, ideal for studying early or difficult-to-grow materials. Lambda is found to vary linearly with temperatures from 0.36 to 2 K, with a slope of 143 +/- 15 Angstroms/K, suggesting line nodes in the superconducting order parameter. The linear dependence up to ~Tc/3, similar to the cuprate superconductors, indicates well-developed nodes.

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130. Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Topological Insulator, Bi 2Te3,
Y. L. Chen, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, Z. K. Liu, S.-K. Mo, X. L. Qi, H. J. Zhang, D. H. Lu, X. Dai, Z. Fang, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain, Z.-X. ,
Science 325, 178-181 (2009).

ABSTRACT
Three-dimensional topological insulators are a new state of quantum matter with a bulk gap and odd number of relativistic Dirac fermions on the surface. By investigating the surface state of Bi2Te3 with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the surface state consists of a single nondegenerate Dirac cone. Furthermore, with appropriate hole doping, the Fermi level can be tuned to intersect only the surface states, indicating a full energy gap for the bulk states. Our results establish that Bi2Te3 is a simple model system for the three-dimensional topological insulator with a single Dirac cone on the surface. The large bulk gap of Bi2Te3 also points to promising potential for high-temperature spintronics applications.

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129. Quantum oscillations in the parent pnictide BaFe2As2: Itinerant electrons in the reconstructed state
James G. Analytis, Ross D. McDonald, Jiun-Haw Chu, Scott C. Riggs, Alimamy F. Bangura, Chris Kucharczyk, Michelle Johannes, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 064507 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report quantum-oscillation measurements that enable the direct observation of the Fermi surface of the low-temperature ground state of BaFe2As2. From these measurements we characterize the low-energy excitations, revealing that the Fermi surface is reconstructed in the antiferromagnetic state, but leaving itinerant electrons in its wake. The present measurements are consistent with a conventional band folding picture of the antiferromagnetic ground state, placing important limits on the topology and size of the Fermi surface.

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128. Fermi Surface of SrFe2P2 Determined by the de Haas-van Alphen Effect
J. G. Analytis, C. M. J. Andrew, A. I. Coldea, A. McCollam, J.-H. Chu, R. D. McDonald,I. R. Fisher, and A. Carrington,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 076401, (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report measurements of the Fermi surface (FS) of the ternary iron-phosphide SrFe2P2 using the de Haas-van Alphen effect. The calculated FS of this compound is very similar to SrFe2As2, the parent compound of the high temperature superconductors. Our data show that the Fermi surface is composed of two electron and two hole sheets in agreement with band-structure calculations. Several of the sheets show strong c-axis warping emphasizing the importance of three dimensionality in the nonmagnetic state of the ternary pnictides. We find that the electron and hole pockets have a different topology, implying that this material does not satisfy a (pi,pi) nesting condition.

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127. Evidence for weak electronic correlations in iron pnictides
W. L. Yang, A. P. Sorini, C-C. Chen, B. Moritz, W.-S. Lee, F. Vernay, P. Olalde-Velasco, J. D. Denlinger, B. Delley, J.-H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher, Z. A. Ren, J. Yang, W. Lu, Z. X. Zhao, J. van den Brink, Z. Hussain, Z.-X. Shen, and T. P. Devereaux,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 014508, (2009). (Editor's suggestion.)

ABSTRACT
Using x-ray absorption (XAS) and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS), charge dynamics at and near the Fe L edges is investigated in Fe-pnictide materials and contrasted to that measured in other Fe compounds. It is shown that the XAS and RIXS spectra for 122 and 1111 Fe pnictides are each qualitatively similar to Fe metal. Cluster diagonalization, multiplet, and density-functional calculations show that Coulomb correlations are much smaller than in the cuprates, highlighting the role of Fe metallicity and strong covalency in these materials. The best agreement with experiment is obtained using Hubbard parameters U~2 eV and J~0.8 eV.

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126. Electronic structure of the BaFe2As2 family of iron-pnictide superconductors
M. Yi, D. H. Lu, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, S.-K. Mo, R.-H. He, R. G. Moore, X. J. Zhou, G. F. Chen, J. L. Luo, N. L. Wang, Z. Hussain, D. J. Singh, I. R. Fisher, and Z.-X. Shen,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 024515, (July 24,2009).

ABSTRACT
We use high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission to study the electronic structure of the BaFe2As2 pnictides. We observe two electron bands and two hole bands near the X point,(,) of the Brillouin zone, in the paramagnetic state for electron-doped Ba(Co0.06Fe0.94)2As2, undoped BaFe2As2, and hole-doped Ba0.6K0.4Fe2As2. Among these bands, only the electron bands cross the Fermi level, forming two electron pockets around X while the hole bands approach but never reach the Fermi level. We show that the band structure of the BaFe2As2 family matches reasonably well with the prediction of local-density approximation calculations after a momentum-dependent shift and renormalization. Our finding resolves a number of inconsistencies regarding the electronic structure of pnictides.

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125. Asymmetric Quintuplet Condensation in the Frustrated S = 1 Spin Dimer Compound Ba3Mn2O8
E. C. Samulon, Y. Kohama, R. D. McDonald, M. C. Shapiro, K. A. Al-Hassanieh,C. D. Batista, M. Jaime, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 047702 (2009).

ABSTRACT
Ba3Mn2O8 is a spin-dimer compound based on pairs of S=1, 3d2, Mn5+ ions arranged on a triangular lattice. Antiferromagnetic intradimer exchange leads to a singlet ground state in zero field, with excited triplet and quintuplet states at higher energy. High field thermodynamic measurements are used to establish the phase diagram, revealing a substantial asymmetry of the quintuplet condensate. This striking effect, all but absent for the triplet condensate, is due to a fundamental asymmetry in quantum fluctuations of the paramagnetic phases near the various critical fields.

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124. Optical properties of the charge density wave rare earth tritelluride compounds: a view on PrTe3,
F. Pfuner, L. DeGiorgi, J.-H. Chu, N. Ru, K. Y. Shin and I. R. Fisher,
Physica B. 404, 533-536 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report on our recent optical measurements of the Pr tri-telluride charge-density-wave system. Our data, collected over an extremely broad spectral range, allow us to observe both the Drude component and the single-particle peak, ascribed to the contributions due to the free charge carriers and to the charge-density-wave gap excitation, respectively. Our findings perfectly fit within the scenario based on a diminishing impact of the charge-density-wave condensate on the electronic properties upon compressing the lattice, as evinced from our previous investigations on these systems both with chemical as well as with applied pressure.

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123. Topological Change of the Fermi Surface in Ternary Iron Pnictides with Reduced c/a Ratio: A de Haas-van Alphen Study of CaFe2P2 ,
Amalia I. Coldea, C. M. J. Andrew, J. G. Analytis, R. D. McDonald, A. F. Bangura, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and A. Carrington,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 026404 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report a de Haas-van Alphen effect study of the Fermi surface of CaFe2P2 using low-temperature torque magnetometry up to 45 T. This system is a close structural analog of the collapsed tetragonal nonmagnetic phase of CaFe2As2.We find the Fermi surface of CaFe2P2 to differ from other related ternary phosphides in that its topology is highly dispersive in the c axis, being three dimensional in character and with identical mass enhancement on both electron and hole pockets. This suggests that when the bonding between pnictogen layers becomes important nesting conditions are not fulfilled.

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122. Quantum oscillation studies of the Fermi surface of LaFePO,
A. Carrington, A. I. Coldea, J. D. Fletcher, N. E. Hussey, C. M. J. Andrew, A. F. Bangura, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, A. S. Erickson , I. R. Fisher and R. D. McDonald,
Physica C. 469, 459-468 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We review recent experimental measurements of the Fermi surface of the iron-pnictide superconductor LaFePO using quantum oscillation techniques. These studies show that the Fermi surface topology is close to that predicted by first principles density functional theory calculations, consisting of quasi-twodimensional electron-like and hole-like sheets. The total volume of the two hole sheets is almost equal to that of the two electron sheets, and the hole and electron Fermi surface sheets are close to a nesting condition. No evidence for the predicted three-dimensional pocket arising from the Fe dz2 band is found. Measurements of the effective mass suggest a renormalisation of around two, close to the value for the overall band renormalisation found in recent angle resolved photoemission measurements.

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121. ARPES studies of the electronic structure of LaOFe(P,As),
D. H. Lu, M. Yi, S.-K. Mo, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, A. S. Erickson, D. J. Singh, Z. Hussain, T. H. Geballe, I. R. Fisher, and Z. X Shen,
Physica C. 469, 452-458 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report a comparison study of LaOFeP and LaOFeAs, two parent compounds of recently discovered iron-pnictide superconductors, using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Both systems exhibit some common features that are very different from well-studied cuprates. In addition, important differences have also been observed between these two ferrooxypnictides. For LaOFeP, quantitative agreement can be found between our photoemission data and the LDA band structure calculations, suggesting that a weak coupling approach based on an itinerant ground state may be more appropriate for understanding this new superconducting compound. In contrast, the agreement between LDA calculations and experiments in LaOFeAs is relatively poor, as highlighted by the unexpected Fermi surface topology around (pi,pi). Further investigations are required for a comprehensive understanding of the electronic structure of LaOFeAs and related compounds.

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120. Pressure induced superconducting phase in the charge density wave compound TbTe3,
J. J. Hamlin, D. A. Zocco, T. A. Sayles, M. B. Maple, J. -H. Chu and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 177002 (2009). (Editor's Suggestion.)

ABSTRACT
A series of high-pressure electrical resistivity measurements on single crystals of TbTe3 reveal a complex phase diagram involving the interplay of superconducting, antiferromagnetic and charge-densitywave order. The onset of superconductivity reaches a maximum of almost 4 K (onset) near 12.4 GPa.

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119. Evidence for a Nodal-Line Superconducting State in LaFePO,
J. D. Fletcher, A. Serafin, L. Malone, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, A. S. Erickson, I. R. Fisher, and A. Carrington,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 147001 (2009).

ABSTRACT
In several iron-arsenide superconductors there is strong evidence for a fully gapped superconducting state consistent with either a conventional s-wave symmetry or an unusual x state where the gap changes sign between the electron and hole Fermi-surface sheets. Here we report measurements of the penetration depth in very clean samples of the related iron-phosphide superconductor, LaFePO, at temperatures down to _100 mK. We find that Lamda varies approximately linearly with T strongly suggesting the presence of gap nodes in this compound. Taken together with other data, this suggests the gap function is not universal for all pnictide superconductors.

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118. Charge dynamics of the spin density wave state in BaFe2As2,
F. Pfuner, J. G. Analytis , J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and L. Degiorgi,
Eur. Phys. J. B 67, 513-517 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report on a thorough optical investigation of BaFe2As2 over a broad spectral range and as a function of temperature, focusing our attention on its spin-density-wave (SDW) phase transition at TSDW = 135 K. While BaFe2As2 remains metallic at all temperatures, we observe a depletion in the far infrared energy interval of the optical conductivity below TSDW, ascribed to the formation of a pseudogaplike feature in the excitation spectrum. This is accompanied by the narrowing of the Drude term consistent with the dc transport results and suggestive of suppression of scattering channels in the SDW state. About 20% of the spectral weight in the far infrared energy interval is affected by the SDW phase transition.

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117. Pressure-induced quenching of the charge-density-wave state in rare-earth tritellurides observed by x-ray diffraction,
A. Sacchetti, C. L. Condron, S. N. Gvasaliya, F. Pfuner, M. Lavagnini, M. Baldini, M. F. Toney, M. Merlini, M. Hanfland, J. Mesot, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, P. Postorino, and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B. 79, 201101(R) (2009).

ABSTRACT
We report an x-ray diffraction study on the charge-density-wave LaTe3 and CeTe3 compounds as a function of pressure. We extract the lattice constants and the CDW modulation wave vector. We observe that the intensity of the CDW satellite peaks tend to zero with increasing pressure, thus providing direct evidence for a pressure-induced quenching of the CDW phase. Our findings further support the equivalence between chemical and applied pressures in RTe3, put forward by our previous optical investigations, but reveal some subtle differences. We offer a possible explanation for these differences.

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116. Neutron scattering study of the interplay between structure and magnetism in Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_{x})2As2 ,
C. Lester, Jiun-Haw Chu, J. G. Analytis, S. C. Capelli, A. S. Erickson, C. L. Condron, M. F. Toney, I. R. Fisher and S. M. Hayden,
Phys. Rev. B. 79, 144523 (2009).

ABSTRACT
Single-crystal neutron diffraction is used to investigate the magnetic and structural phase diagrams of the electron-doped superconductor Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_{x})2As2. Heat-capacity and resistivity measurements have demonstrated that Co doping this system splits the combined antiferromagnetic and structural transition present in BaFe2As2 into two distinct transitions. For x=0.025, we find that the upper transition is between the hightemperature tetragonal and low-temperature orthorhombic structures with T_{to}=99+/-0.5K and the antiferromagnetic transition occurs at T_{AF}=93+/-O.5K We find that doping rapidly suppresses the antiferromagnetism, with antiferromagnetic order disappearing at x0.055. However, there is a region of coexistence of antiferromagnetism and signatures of superconductivity obtained from thermodynamic and transport properties. For all the compositions studied, we find two anomalies in the temperature dependence of the structural Bragg peaks from both neutron scattering and x-ray diffraction at the same temperatures where anomalies in the heat capacity and resistivity have been previously identified. Thus for x=0.025, where we have shown that the lower anomaly occurs at TAF, we infer that there is strong coupling between the antiferromagnetism and the crystal lattice which may persist to larger x.

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115. High pressure transport and thermodynamic properties of CeTe3,
D. A. Zocco, J. J. Hamlin, T. A. Sayles, M. B. Maple, J. -H. Chu and I. R. Fisher ,
Phys. Rev. B. 79, 134428 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We have performed high-pressure, electrical resistivity, and specific heat measurements on CeTe3 single crystals. Two magnetic phases with nonparallel magnetic easy axes were detected in electrical resistivity and specific heat at low temperatures. We also observed the emergence of an additional phase at high pressures and low temperatures and a possible structural phase transition detected at room temperature and at 45 kbar, which can possibly be related with the lowering of the charge-density wave transition temperature known for this compound.

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114. Fine Structure in the Electronic Density of States near the Fermi Energy of Al-Ni-Co Decagonal Quasicrystal from Ultrafast Time-Resolved Optical Reflectivity,
T. Mertelj, A. Olak, J. Dolinek, I. R. Fisher, V. V. Kabanov and D. Mihailovic,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 086405 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We measured the temperature and fluence dependence of the time-resolved photoinduced optical reflectivity in a decagonal Al71.9Ni11.1Co17.0 quasicrystal. We find no evidence for the relaxation of a hot thermalized electron gas as observed in metals. Instead, a quick diffusion of the hot nonthermal carriers 40 nm into the bulk is detected, enhanced by the presence of a broad pseudogap. From the relaxation dynamics we find evidence for the suppression of the electronic density of states (DOS) at the Fermi energy with respect to the electronic DOS at 13 meV away from the Fermi energy which is consistent with recent theoretical calculations.

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113. Pressure dependence of the single particle excitation in the charge-density-wave CeTe3 system,
M. Lavagnini, A. Sacchetti, C. Marini, M. Valentini, R. Sopracase, A. Perucchi, P. Postorino, S. Lupi, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher, and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B, 79, 075117 (2009).

ABSTRACT
We present data on the pressure dependence at 300 K of the optical reflectivity of CeTe3, which undergoes a charge-density-wave phase transition well above room temperature. The collected data cover an unprecedented broad spectral range from the infrared up to the ultraviolet, which allows a robust determination of the gap as well as of the fraction of the Fermi surface affected by the formation of the CDW condensate. Upon compressing the lattice there is a progressive closing of the gap, inducing a transfer of spectral weight from the gap feature into the Drude component. At frequencies above the CDW gap we also identify a power-law behavior, consistent with findings along the RTe3 series (i.e., chemical pressure) and suggestive of a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid scenario at high-energy scales. This set of data is placed in the context of our previous investigations of this class of materials and allows us to revisit important concepts for the physics of CDW state in layeredlike two-dimensional systems.

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112. Enhanced superconducting pairing interaction in indium-doped tin telluride,
A. S. Erickson, J. -H. Chu, M. F. Toney, T. H. Geballe and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B, 79, 024520 (2009). (Editor's Suggestion.)

ABSTRACT
The ferroelectric degenerate semiconductor Sn_{1-delta}Te exhibits superconductivity with critical temperatures, Tc, of up to 0.3 K for hole densities of order 10^21 cm^3. When doped on the tin site with greater than xc 1.7(3)% indium atoms, however, superconductivity is observed up to 2 K, though the carrier density does not change significantly. We present specific-heat data showing that a stronger pairing interaction is present for x>xc than for x <xc. By examining the effect of In dopant atoms on both Tc and the temperature of the ferroelectric structural phase transition, T_SPT, we show that phonon modes related to this transition are not responsible for this Tc enhancement, and discuss a plausible candidate based on negative U pairing associated with mixed valency on the indium impurity sites.

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111. Determination of the phase diagram of the electron doped superconductor Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_{x})2As2,
J.-H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, C. Kucharczyk & I. R.Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B, 79, 014506 (2009).

ABSTRACT
Systematic measurements of the resistivity, heat capacity, susceptibility, and Hall coefficient are presented for single-crystal samples of the electron-doped superconductor Ba(Fe_{1-x}Co_{x})2As2. These data delineate an x-T phase diagram in which the single magnetic/structural phase transition that is observed for undoped BaFe2As2 at 134 K appears to split into two distinct phase transitions, both of which are rapidly suppressed with increasing Co concentration. Superconductivity emerges for Co concentrations above x=0.025 and appears to coexist with the broken-symmetry state for an appreciable range of doping up to x=0.06. The optimal superconducting transition temperature appears to coincide with the Co concentration at which the magnetic/ structural phase transitions are totally suppressed, at least within the resolution provided by the finite-step size between crystals prepared with different doping levels. Superconductivity is observed for a further range of Co concentrations before being completely suppressed for x=0.18 and above. The form of this x-T phase diagram is suggestive of an association between superconductivity and a quantum critical point arising from suppression of the magnetic and/or structural phase transitions.

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110. Single-particle and collective mode couplings associated with 1- and 2-directional electronic ordering in metallic RTe_3 (R = Ho, Dy, Tb)
R. V. Yusupov, T. Mertelj, J.-H. Chu, I. R. Fisher and D. Mihailovic,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 246402 (2008).

ABSTRACT
The coupling of phonons with collective modes and single-particle gap excitations associated with one- (1d) and two-directional (2d) electronically driven charge-density wave (CDW) ordering in metallic RTe3 is investigated as a function of rare-earth ion chemical pressure (R = Tb; Dy; Ho) using femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy. From the T dependence of the CDW gap delta_CDW and the amplitude mode, we find that while the transition to a 1d-CDWordered state at Tc1 initially proceeds in an exemplary meanfield- like fashion, below Tc1, delta_CDW is depressed and departs from the mean-field behavior. The effect is apparently triggered by resonant mode mixing of the amplitude mode with a totally symmetric phonon at 1.75 THz. At low temperatures, when the state evolves into a 2d-CDWordered state at Tc2 in the DyTe3 and HoTe3, additional much weaker mode mixing is evident but no soft mode is observed.

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109. Fermi Surface of Superconducting LaFePO Determined from Quantum Oscillations
A.I. Coldea, J.D. Fletcher, A. Carrington, J.G. Analytis, A.F. Bangura, J.-H. Chu, A.S. Erickson, I.R. Fisher, N.E. Hussey, R.D. McDonald,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 216402 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We report extensive measurements of quantum oscillations in the normal state of the Fe-based superconductor LaFePO, (Tc~6 K) using low temperature torque magnetometry and transport in high static magnetic fields (45 T). We find that the Fermi surface is in broad agreement with the band-structure calculations with the quasiparticle mass enhanced by a factor ~2. The quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface consists of nearly nested electron and hole pockets, suggesting proximity to a spin or charge density wave instability.

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108. Evidence for coupling between charge density waves and phonons in two-dimensional rare earth tellurides
M. Lavagnini, M. Baldini, A. Sacchetti, D. Di Castro, B. Delley, R. Monnier, J.-H. Chu, N. Ru, I.R. Fisher, P. Postorino and L. Degiorgi,
Phys. Rev. B 78, 201101(R) (2008).

ABSTRACT
We report on a Raman-scattering investigation of the charge density wave (CDW) quasi-two-dimensional rare-earth tritellurides RTe3 (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, and Dy) at ambient pressure, and of LaTe3 and CeTe3 under externally applied pressure. The observed phonon peaks can be ascribed to the Raman-active modes for both the undistorted and the distorted lattices in the CDW state by means of a first-principles calculation. The latter also predicts the Kohn anomaly in the phonon dispersion, driving the CDW transition. The integrated intensity of the two most prominent modes scales as a characteristic power of the CDW-gap amplitude upon compressing the lattice, which provides clear evidence for the tight coupling between the CDW condensate and the vibrational modes.

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107. Transient Electronic Structure and Melting of a Charge Density Wave in TbTe3
F. Schmitt, P. S. Kirchmann, U. Bovensiepen, R. G. Moore, L. Rettig, M. Krenz, J.-H. Chu, N. Ru, L. Perfetti, D. H. Lu, M. Wolf, I. R. Fisher and Z.-X. Shen,
Science 321, 1649-1652 (2008).

ABSTRACT
Obtaining insight into microscopic cooperative effects is a fascinating topic in condensed matter research because, through self-coordination and collectivity, they can lead to instabilities with macroscopic impacts like phase transitions. We used femtosecond time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) to optically pump and probe TbTe3, an excellent model system with which to study these effects. We drove a transient charge density wave melting, excited collective vibrations in TbTe3, and observed them through their time-, frequency-, and momentum-dependent influence on the electronic structure. We were able to identify the role of the observed collective vibration in the transition and to document the transition in real time. The information that we demonstrate as being accessible with trARPES will greatly enhance the understanding of all materials exhibiting collective phenomena.

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106. Electronic structure of the iron-based superconductor LaOFeP
D. H. Lu, M. Yi, S.-K. Mo, A. S. Erickson, J. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, D. J. Singh, Z. Hussain, T. H. Geballe, I. R. Fisher & Z.-X. Shen,
Nature 455, 81-84 (2008).

ABSTRACT
The recent discovery of superconductivity in the iron oxypnictide family of compounds has generated intense interest. The layered crystal structure with transition-metal ions in planar square-lattice form and the discovery of spin-density-wave order near 130 K seem to hint at a strong similarity with the copper oxide superconductors. An important current issue is the nature of the ground state of the parent compounds. Two distinct classes of theories, distinguished by the underlying band structure, have been put forward: a local-moment antiferromagnetic ground state in the strong-coupling approach, and an itinerant ground state in the weak-coupling approach. The first approach stresses onsite correlations, proximity to a Mott-insulating state and, thus, the resemblance to the high-transition-temperature copper oxides, whereas the second approach emphasizes the itinerant-electron physics and the interplay between the competing ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic fluctuations. The debate over the two approaches is partly due to the lack of conclusive experimental information on the electronic structures. Here we report angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) of LaOFeP (superconducting transition temperature, Tc=5.9 K), the first-reported iron-based superconductor. Our results favour the itinerant ground state, albeit with band renormalization. In addition, our data reveal important differences between these and copper-based superconductors.

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105. De Haas-van Alphen oscillations in the charge-density wave compound lanthanum tritelluride (LaTe3)
N. Ru, R. A. Borzi, A. Rost , A. P. Mackenzie , J. Laverock, S.B. Dugdale, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 78, 045123 (2008).

ABSTRACT
de Haas–van Alphen oscillations were measured in lanthanum tritelluride (LaTe3) to probe the partially gapped Fermi surface (FS) resulting from charge density wave (CDW) formation. Three distinct frequencies were observed, one of which can be correlated with a FS sheet that is unaltered by CDW formation. The other two frequencies arise from FS sheets that have been reconstructed in the CDW state. All three pockets are quasi-two-dimensional, consistent with expectations from band-structure calculations. Analysis of the field dependence of the oscillations is used to provide an estimate of the geometry of the reconstructed FS sections.

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104. Magnetic properties of the charge density wave compounds RTe3, R=Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er & Tm
N. Ru, J.-H. Chu and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 78, 012410 (2008).

ABSTRACT
The antiferromagnetic transition is investigated in the rare-earth (R) tritelluride RTe3 family of charge-density wave (CDW) compounds via specific heat, magnetization, and resistivity measurements. Observation of the opening of a superzone gap in the resistivity of DyTe3 indicates that additional nesting of the reconstructed Fermi surface in the CDW state plays an important role in determining the magnetic structure.

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103. Ordered magnetic phases of the frustrated spin-dimer compound Ba3Mn2O8
E. C. Samulon, Y.-J. Jo, P. Sengupta, C. D. Batista, M. Jaime, L. Balicas and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 214441 (2008).

ABSTRACT
Ba3Mn2O8 is a spin-dimer compound based on pairs of S=1, 3d2, Mn5+ ions arranged on a triangular lattice. Antiferromagnetic intradimer exchange leads to a singlet ground state in zero field. Here we present the first results of thermodynamic measurements for single crystals probing the high-field ordered states of this material associated with closing the spin gap to the excited triplet states. Specific heat, magnetocaloric effect, and torque magnetometry measurements were performed in magnetic fields up to 32 T and temperatures down to 20 mK. For fields above Hc1~8.7 T, these measurements reveal a single magnetic phase for H parallel c but two distinct phases (approximately symmetric about the center of the phase diagram) for H perpendicular to c. Analysis of the simplest possible spin Hamiltonian describing this system yields candidates for these ordered states corresponding to a simple spiral structure for H parallel to c and to two distinct modulated phases for H perpendicular to c. Both single-ion anisotropy and geometric frustration play crucial roles in defining the phase diagram.

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102. Singlet-Triplet Dispersion Reveals Additional Frustration in the Triangular-Lattice Dimer Compound Ba3Mn2O8
M. B. Stone, M. D. Lumsden, S. Chang, E. C. Samulon, C. D. Batista, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. Lett 100, 237201 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We present single crystal inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the S=1 dimerized quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8. The singlet-triplet dispersion reveals nearest-neighbor and next-nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic interactions between adjacent bilayers that compete against each other. Although the interbilayer exchange is comparable to the intrabilayer exchange, this additional frustration reduces the effective coupling along the c axis and leads to a quasi-two-dimensional behavior. In addition, the obtained exchange values are able to reproduce the four critical fields in the phase diagram.

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101. Optical properties of the charge-density-wave polychalcogenide compounds R2Te5 (R=Nd, Sm and Gd)
F. Pfuner, L. Degiorgi, K.Y. Shin and I. R. Fisher,
Eur. Phys. J. B 63, 11–16 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We investigate the rare-earth polychalcogenide R2Te5 (R=Nd, Sm and Gd) charge-density wave (CDW) compounds by optical reflectivity measurements. We obtain the optical conductivity through Kramers-Kronig transformation of the reflectivity spectra. From the real part of the optical conductivity we then extract the excitation energy of the CDW gap and estimate the fraction of the Fermi surface which is gapped by the formation of the CDW condensate. In analogy to previous findings on the related RTen (n = 2 and 3) families, we establish the progressive closing of the CDW gap and the moderate enhancement of the metallic component upon chemically compressing the lattice.

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100. Angle-resolved photoemission study of the evolution of band structure and charge density wave properties in RTe3 ( R=Y , La, Ce, Sm, Gd, Tb, and Dy)
V. Brouet, W. L. Yang, X. J. Zhou, Z. Hussain, R. G. Moore, R. He, D. H. Lu, Z. X. Shen, J. Laverock, S. B. Dugdale, N. Ru, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 235104 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We present a detailed angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) investigation of the RTe3 family, which sets this system as an ideal "textbook" example for the formation of a nesting driven charge density wave (CDW). This family indeed exhibits the full range of phenomena that can be associated to CDW instabilities, from the opening of large gaps on the best nested parts of Fermi surface (up to 0.4 eV), to the existence of residual metallic pockets. ARPES is the best suited technique to characterize these features, thanks to its unique ability to resolve the electronic structure in k space. An additional advantage of RTe3 is that the band structure can be very accurately described by a simple two dimensional tight-binding (TB) model, which allows one to understand and easily reproduce many characteristics of the CDW. In this paper, we first establish the main features of the electronic structure by comparing our ARPES measurements with the linear muffin-tin orbital band calculations. We use this to define the validity and limits of the TB model. We then present a complete description of the CDW properties and of their strong evolution as a function of R. Using simple models, we are able to reproduce perfectly the evolution of gaps in k space, the evolution of the CDW wave vector with R, and the shape of the residual metallic pockets. Finally, we give an estimation of the CDW interaction parameters and find that the change in the electronic density of states n(EF), due to lattice expansion when different R ions are inserted, has the correct order of magnitude to explain the evolution of the CDW properties.

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99. Dispersive magnetic excitations in the S = 1 antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8
M. B. Stone, M. D. Lumsden, Y. Qiu, E. C. Samulon, C. D. Batista and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 134406 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We present powder inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the S=1 dimerized antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8. The T = 1.4 K magnetic spectrum exhibits a spin gap of 1.0 meV and a dispersive spectrum with a bandwidth of approximately 1.5 meV. A comparison to coupled dimer models accurately describes the dispersion and scattering intensity and determines the exchange constants in Ba3Mn2O8. The wave vector dependent scattering intensity confirms the proposed S=1 dimer bond. Temperature dependent measurements of the magnetic excitations indicate the presence of both singlet-triplet and thermally activated triplet-quintet excitations.

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98. Pressure dependence of the optical properties of the charge-density-wave compound LaTe2
M. Lavagnini, A. Sacchetti, L. Degiorgi, E. Arcangeletti, L. Baldassarre, P. Postorino, S. Lupi, A. Perucchi, K. Y. Shin and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 165132 (2008).

ABSTRACT
We report the pressure dependence of the optical response of LaTe2, which is deep in the charge-density-wave (CDW) ground state even at 300 K. The reflectivity spectrum is collected in the midinfrared spectral range at room temperature and at pressures between 0 and 7 GPa. We extract the energy scale due to the single-particle excitation across the CDW gap and the Drude weight. We establish that the gap decreases upon compressing the lattice while the Drude weight increases. This signals a reduction in the quality of nesting upon applying pressure, therefore inducing a lesser impact of the CDW condensate on the electronic properties of LaTe2. The consequent suppression of the CDW gap leads to a release of additional charge carriers, manifested by the shift of weight from the gap feature into the metallic component of the optical response. On the contrary, the power-law behavior, seen in the optical conductivity at energies above the gap excitation and indicating a weakly interacting limit within the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid scenario, seems to be only moderately dependent on pressure.

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97. Charge density wave formation in R2Te5 (R = Nd, Sm, Gd)
K. Y. Shin, J. Laverock, Y. Q. Wu, C. L. Condron, M.F. Toney, S. B. Dugdale, M. J. Kramer and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 165101 (2008). (Editor's Suggestion.)

ABSTRACT
The rare earth (R) tellurides R2Te5 have a crystal structure intermediate between that of RTe2 and RTe3, consisting of alternating single and double Te planes sandwiched between RTe block layers. We have successfully grown single crystals of Nd2Te5, Sm2Te5, and Gd2Te5 from a self-flux and we describe here evidence for charge density wave formation in these materials. The superlattice patterns for all three compounds are relatively complex, consisting at room temperature of at least two independent wave vectors. Consideration of the electronic structure indicates that, to a large extent, these wave vectors are separately associated with sheets of the Fermi surface which are principally derived from the single and double Te layers.

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96. Effect of chemical pressure on the charge density wave transition in rare-earth tritellurides RTe3
N. Ru, C. L. Condron, G. Y. Margulis, K. Y. Shin, J. Laverock, S. B. Dugdale, M. F. Toney, and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B 77, 035114 (2008).

ABSTRACT
The charge density wave transition is investigated in the bilayer family of rare-earth tritelluride RTe3 compounds (R=Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, and Tm) via high-resolution x-ray diffraction and electrical resistivity. The transition temperature increases monotonically with increasing lattice parameter from 244(3) K for TmTe3 to 416(3) K for SmTe3. The heaviest members of the series, R=Dy, Ho, Er, and Tm, are observed to have a second transition at a lower temperature, which marks the onset of an additional charge density wave with wave vector almost equal in magnitude to the first, but oriented in the perpendicular direction.

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95. Reply to Comment on "Extrinsic origin of the insulating behavior of polygrain icosahedral Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals"
J. Dolinsek, P. J. McGuiness, M. Klanjsek, I. Smiljanic, A. Smontara, E. S. Zijlstra, S. K. Bose, I. R. Fisher, M. J. Kramer and P. C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 76, 216202 (2007).

ABSTRACT
We clarify issues raised in the preceding Comment regarding the viewpoint that the highly porous and oxidized arc-melted polygrain i-Al-Pd-Re samples could reveal intrinsic electrical transport properties of this icosahedral family. Flux-grown single-grain i-Al-Pd-Re samples of superior structural quality do not show insulatinglike behavior, and their transport properties are on common ground with all other Al-based icosahedral families.

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94. Nuclear magnetic resonance evidence for a strong modulation of the Bose-Einstein condensate in BaCuSi2O6
S. Krämer R. Stern, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, T. Kimura, and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B 76, 100406(R) (2007).

ABSTRACT
We present a 63,65Cu and 29Si NMR study of the quasi-2D coupled spin 1/2 dimer compound BaCuSi2O6 in the magnetic field range 13–26 T and at temperatures as low as 50 mK. NMR data in the gapped phase reveal that below 90 K different intradimer exchange couplings and different gaps (B/A=1.16) exist in every second plane along the c axis, in addition to a planar incommensurate (IC) modulation. 29Si spectra in the field induced magnetic ordered phase reveal that close to the quantum critical point at Hc1=23.35 T the average boson density of the Bose-Einstein condensate is strongly modulated along the c axis with a density ratio for every second plane A/B5. An IC modulation of the local density is also present in each plane.

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93. STM Studies of TbTe3: Evidence for a Fully Incommensurate Charge Density Wave
A. Fang, N. Ru, I. R. Fisher and A. Kapitulnik
Phys. Rev. Lett 99, 046401 (2007).

ABSTRACT
We observe unidirectional charge density wave (CDW) ordering on the quasi-2D material TbTe3 with a scanning tunneling microscope at ~6 K. Our analysis indicates that the CDW is fully incommensurate, with wave vector q_CDW ~ 0.71×2pi/c. By imaging at various tip-sample voltages, we highlight effects of the subsurface layer and its effect on the CDW. We also observe an additional (possibly surface) dimerization and 0.68×2pi/a ordering perpendicular to the CDW.

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92. Ferromagnetism in the Mott Insulator Ba2NaOsO6
A. S. Erickson, S. Misra, G. J. Miller, R. R. Gupta, Z. Schlesinger, W. A. Harrison, J. M. Kim, and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. Lett 99, 016404 (2007).

ABSTRACT
Results are presented of single crystal structural, thermodynamic, and reflectivity measurements of the double-perovskite Ba2NaOsO6. These characterize the material as a 5d1 ferromagnetic Mott insulator with an ordered moment of ~0.2µ_B per formula unit and T_C=6.8(3) K. The magnetic entropy associated with this phase transition is close to Rln2, indicating that the quartet ground state anticipated from consideration of the crystal structure is split, consistent with a scenario in which the ferromagnetism is associated with orbital ordering.

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91. Geometric frustration and dimensional reduction at a quantum critical point
C. D. Batista, J. Schmalian, N. Kawashima, P. Sengupta, S. E. Sebastian, N. Harrison, M. Jaime and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. Lett 98, 257201 (2007).

ABSTRACT
We show that the spatial dimensionality of the quantum critical point associated with Bose-Einstein condensation at T=0 is reduced when the underlying lattice comprises layers coupled by a frustrating interaction. Our theoretical predictions for the critical behavior correspond very well with recent measurements in BaCuSi2O6 [ S. E. Sebastian et al., Nature (London) 441, 617 (2006)].

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90. Optical properties of the Ce and La ditelluride charge density wave compounds
M. Lavagnini, A. Sacchetti, L. DeGiorgi, K. Y. Shin and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B 75, 205133 (2007).

ABSTRACT
The La and Ce ditellurides LaTe2 and CeTe2 are deep in the charge-density-wave (CDW) ground state even at 300 K. We have collected their electrodynamic response over a broad spectral range from the far infrared up to the ultraviolet. We establish the energy scale of the single particle excitation across the CDW gap. Moreover, we find that the CDW collective state gaps a large portion of the Fermi surface. Based on the observation of a power-law behavior in the optical conductivity, similar to that found for the related rare-earth tritellurides but over a reduced frequency range, we suggest that interactions and umklapp processes may play a role in the onset of the CDW broken-symmetry ground state.

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89. Pressure Dependence of the Charge-Density-Wave Gap in Rare-Earth Tritellurides
A. Sacchetti, E. Arcangeletti, A. Perucchi, L. Baldassarre, P. Postorino, S. Lupi, N. Ru, I. R. Fisher and L. Degiorgi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 026401 (2007).

ABSTRACT
We investigate the pressure dependence of the optical properties of CeTe3, which exhibits an incommensurate charge-density-wave (CDW) state already at 300 K. Our data are collected in the midinfrared spectral range at room temperature and at pressures between 0 and 9 GPa. The energy for the single particle excitation across the CDW gap decreases upon increasing the applied pressure, similarly to the chemical pressure by rare-earth substitution. The broadening of the bands upon lattice compression removes the perfect nesting condition of the Fermi surface and therefore diminishes the impact of the CDW transition on the electronic properties of RTe3.

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88. Multiple Magnon Modes and Consequences for the Bose-Einstein Condensed Phase in BaCuSi2O6
Ch. Rüegg, D. F. McMorrow, B. Normand, H. M. Ronnow, S. E. Sebastian, I. R. Fisher, C. D. Batista, S. Gvasaliya, Ch. Niedermayer, J. Stahn
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 017202 (2007).

ABSTRACT
The compound BaCuSi2O6 is a quantum magnet with antiferromagnetic dimers of S=1/2 moments on a quasi-2D square lattice. We have investigated its spin dynamics by inelastic neutron scattering experiments on single crystals with an energy resolution considerably higher than in an earlier study. We observe multiple magnon modes, indicating clearly the presence of magnetically inequivalent dimer sites. The more complex spin Hamiltonian revealed in our study leads to a distinct form of magnon Bose-Einstein condensate phase with a spatially modulated condensate amplitude.

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87. Bose-Einstein condensation in BaCuSi2O6
N. Harrison, S. E. Sebastian, C. D. Batista, M. Jaime, L. Balicas, P. A. Sharma, N. Kawashima and I. R. Fisher
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 51, 9-14 (2006).

ABSTRACT
BaCuSi2O6 is a model spin dimer system in which a BEC QCP is realised. Universal BEC power law scaling is experimentally observed, with 3d critical behaviour above 0.5 K, but a crossover to 2d BEC critical scaling down to 30 mK. Here we briefly review and expand on the results presented in the recent Nature paper.

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86. Role of anisotropy in the spin-dimer compound BaCuSi2O6
S. E. Sebastian, P. Tanedo, P. A. Goddard, S.-C. Lee, A. Wilson, S. Kim, S. Cox, R. D. McDonald, S. Hill, N. Harrison, C. D. Batista and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 74, 180401(R) (2006).

ABSTRACT
We present results of magnetization and electron paramagnetic resonance experiments on the spin dimer system BaCuSi2O6. Evidence indicates that the origin of anisotropic terms in the spin Hamiltonian lies in magnetic dipolar interactions. Axial symmetry breaking is on a very small energy scale of < 11 mK, confirming Bose Einstein condensation critical scaling over an extended temperature range in the vicinity of the quantum critical point.

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85. Type II superconducting parameters of Tl-doped PbTe determined from heat capacity and electronic transport measurements
Y. Matsushita, P. Wianicki, A. T. Sommer, T. H. Geballe and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 74, 134512 (2006).

ABSTRACT
Tl-doped PbTe (Pb_{1-x}Tl_{x}Te) is an anomalous superconductor with a remarkably high maximum T_c value given its relatively low carrier concentration. Here, we present results of systematic measurements of superconducting parameters for this material, for Tl concentrations up to x=1.4%. We find that it is a Type II, weak-coupled BCS superconductor in the dirty limit and discuss implications for the applicability of the charge Kondo model recently proposed to account for superconductivity in this system.

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84. Extrinsic origin of the insulating behavior of polygrain icosahedral Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals
J. Dolinsek, P. J. McGuiness, M. Klanjsek, I. Smiljanic, A. Smontara, E. S. Zijlstra, S. K. Bose, I. R. Fisher, M. J. Kramer and P. C. Canfield
Phys. Rev. B. 74, 134201 (2006).

ABSTRACT
Polygrain icosahedral i-Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals are known to exhibit dramatically different electronic transport properties to other Al-based quasicrystals. By performing comparative experimental and theoretical studies of the electronic transport and electronic structure of polygrain and monocrystalline i-Al-Pd-Re samples, we show that the extraordinarily high electrical resistivity and the metal-to-insulator transition in the polygrain material are not intrinsic properties of the quasiperiodic lattice, but are of extrinsic origin due to the high porosity and the oxygen-rich weakly insulating regions in the material. We also compare theoretical electronic structures and experimental electrical resistivities of monocrystalline i-Al-Pd-Re and i-Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals and show that there are no significant differences between these two isomorphous compounds, suggesting that i-Al-Pd-Re is on common ground with other Al-based quasicrystals. We present a structural model of i-Al-Pd-Re.

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83. Chemical pressure and hidden one-dimensional behavior in rare earth tri-telluride charge density wave compounds
A. Sacchetti, L. Degiorgi, T. Giamarchi, N. Ru and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 74, 125115 (2006).

ABSTRACT
We report on the first optical measurements of the rare-earth tri-telluride charge-density wave systems. Our data, collected over an extremely broad spectral range, allow us to observe both the Drude component and the single-particle peak, ascribed to the contributions due to the free charge carriers and to the charge-density wave gap excitation, respectively. The data analysis displays a diminishing impact of the charge-density wave condensate on the electronic properties with decreasing lattice constant across the rare-earth series. We propose a possible mechanism describing this behavior and we suggest the presence of a one-dimensional character in these two-dimensional compounds. We also envisage that interactions and umklapp processes might play a relevant role in the formation of the charge-density wave state in these compounds.

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82. Comment on "Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in Cs2CuCl4"
S. E. Sebastian, V. S. Zapf, N. Harrison, C. D. Batista, P. A. Sharma, M. Jaime, I. R. Fisher and A. Lacerda
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 189703 (2006).


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81. Use of periodic approximants in a dynamical LEED study of the quasicrystalline tenfold surface of decagonal Al-Ni-Co
K. Pussi, N. Ferralis, M. Mihalkovic, M. Widom, S. Curtarolo, M. Gierer, C. J. Jenks, P. C. Canfield, I. R. Fisher and R. D. Diehl
Phys. Rev. B. 73, 184203 (2006).

ABSTRACT
The determination of quasicrystal (QC) surface structures is a challenge to current surface structure techniques. Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) is the primary technique for the determination of periodic surface structures, but application of dynamical LEED to quasicrystals requires the use of many approximations. In this study, two different approaches were used to apply dynamical LEED to the structure of the tenfold surface of decagonal Al73Ni10Co17. One method (method 1) involves the use of a quasicrystalline model along with approximations that average over the composition and local geometries. The other method (method 2) uses periodic models that approximate the actual local QC structure (approximants) in more exact, atomistic calculations. Although the results using the two methods were consistent, the results of the approximant analysis (method 2) suggested a different way to apply the approximations in method 1, resulting in a better fit between experimental and calculated beams. Thus, periodic approximant structure models can provide a simpler and more efficient method for the determination of local geometries in QC surfaces, and may also facilitate analyses using quasicrystal models.

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80. Dimensional reduction at a quantum critical point
S. E. Sebastian, N. Harrison, C. D. Batista, L. Balicas, M. Jaime, P. A. Sharma, N. Kawashima and I. R. Fisher
Nature vol. 441, number 7093, pp 617-620 (June 1st 2006).

ABSTRACT
Competition between electronic ground states near a quantum critical point (QCP) — the location of a zero-temperature phase transition driven solely by quantum-mechanical fluctuations — is expected to lead to unconventional behaviour in low-dimensional systems. New electronic phases of matter have been predicted to occur in the vicinity of a QCP by two-dimensional theories, and explanations based on these ideas have been proposed for signifi- cant unsolved problems in condensed-matter physics, such as non-Fermi-liquid behaviour and high-temperature superconductivity. But the real materials to which these ideas have been applied are usually rendered three-dimensional by a finite electronic coupling between their component layers; a two-dimensional QCP has not been experimentally observed in any bulk threedimensional system, and mechanisms for dimensional reduction have remained the subject of theoretical conjecture. Here we show evidence that the Bose–Einstein condensate of spin triplets in the three-dimensional Mott insulator BaCuSi2O6 provides an experimentally verifiable example of dimensional reduction at a QCP. The interplay of correlations on a geometrically frustrated lattice causes the individual two-dimensional layers of spin-1/2 Cu2+ pairs (spin dimers) to become decoupled at the QCP, giving rise to a two-dimensional QCP characterized by linear power law scaling distinctly different from that of its three-dimensional counterpart. Thus the very notion of dimensionality can be said to acquire an ‘emergent’ nature: although the individual particles move on a three-dimensional lattice, their collective behaviour occurs in lower-dimensional space.

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79. Low temperature structural phase transition and incommensurate lattice modulation in the spin gap compound BaCuSi2O6
E. C. Samulon, Z. Islam, S. E. Sebastian, P. B. Brooks, M. K. McCourt Jr., J. Ilavsky and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 73, 100407(R) (2006).

ABSTRACT
Results of high resolution x-ray diffraction experiments are presented for single crystals of the spin gap compound BaCuSi2O6 in the temperature range from 16 to 300 K. The data show clear evidence of a transition from the room temperature tetragonal phase into an incommensurately modulated orthorhombic structure below ~100 K. This lattice modulation is characterized by a resolution-limited reduced wavevector q=(0,0.129+/-0.001,0) (reciprocal lattice units) referred to the orthorhombic lattice, and its 2nd and 3rd harmonics. The phase transition is first order and exhibits considerable hysteresis. This observation implies that the spin Hamiltonian representing the system is more complex than originally thought.

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78. Scanning Hall probe imaging of ErNi2B2C
H. Bluhm, S. E. Sebastian, J. W. Guikema, I. R. Fisher and K. A. Moler
Phys. Rev. B. 73, 014514 (2006).

ABSTRACT
We report scanning Hall probe imaging of ErNi2B2C in the superconducting, antiferromagnetic and weakly ferromagnetic regimes in magnetic fields up to 20 Oe, well below Hc1, with two results. First, imaging isolated vortices shows that they spontaneously rearrange on cooling through the antiferromagnetic transition temperature TN = 6 K to pin on twin boundaries, forming a striped pattern. Second, a weak, random magnetic signal appears in the ferromagnetic phase below TWFM = 2.3 K, and no spontaneous vortex lattice is present down to 1.9 K. We conclude that ferromagnetism coexists with superconductivity either by forming small ferromagnetic domains or with oscillatory variation of the magnetization on sub-penetration depth length scales.

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77. Thermodynamic and transport properties of YTe3, LaTe3 and CeTe3
N. Ru and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 73, 033101 (2006).

ABSTRACT
Measurements of heat capacity, susceptibility and electrical resistivity are presented for single crystals of the charge density wave compounds YTe3, LaTe3 and CeTe3. The materials are metallic to low temperatures, but have a small density of states due to the charge density wave gapping large portions of the Fermi surface. CeTe3 is found to be a weak Kondo lattice, with an antiferromagnetic groundstate and T_N = 2.8 K. The electrical resistivity of all three compounds is highly anisotropic, confirming the weak dispersion perpendicular to Te planes predicted by band structure calculations.

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76. Characteristic BEC scaling close to Quantum Critical Point in BaCuSi2O6
S. E. Sebastian, P. A. Sharma, M. Jaime, N. Harrison, V. Correa, L. Balicas, N. Kawashima, C. D. Batista and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 72, 100404(R) (2005).

ABSTRACT
We report an experimental determination of the phase boundary approaching the quantum critical point separating a quantum paramagnetic state and the proposed spin Bose-Einstein condensate of triplons in the spin dimer compound BaCuSi2O6. The ordering temperature is related to the proximity to a quantum critical point at the lower critical magnetic field Hc1 = 23.52 +/- 0.03 T by a power law parameterized by critical exponent nu. We obtain an experimental estimate of nu = 0.63 +/- 0.03 down to a temperature of 0.61 K, which is in good agreement with the mean field prediction of nu = 2/3 for the 3D Bose-Einstein condensation universality class.

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75. Evidence for charge Kondo effect in superconducting Tl-doped PbTe
I. R. Fisher, Y. Matsushita, H. Bluhm and T. H. Geballe
Proc. SPIE Vol. 5932, 59321Y (Aug. 30, 2005).

ABSTRACT
We report results of low temperature thermodynamic and transport measurements of Pb(1-x)Tl(x)Te single crystals for Tl concentrations up to the solubility limit of approximately 1.5 %. The material superconducts for x > 0.3 %, with a maximum Tc of 1.5 K for the highest Tl concentrations. All superconducting samples exhibit an anomalous resistivity upturn at low temperatures, whereas non-superconducting samples (x < 0.3%) do not. The temperature and field dependence of this resistivity upturn are consistent with a charge Kondo effect involving degenerate Tl valence states differing by two electrons, with a characteristic Kondo temperature TK ~ 6 K. The observation of such an effect supports an electronic pairing mechanism for superconductivity in this material and may account for the anomalously high Tc values.

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74. Electronic structure and charge density wave formation in LaTe1.95 and CeTe2.00
K. Y. Shin, V. Brouet, N. Ru, Z. X. Shen and I. R. Fisher
Phys. Rev. B. 72, 085132 (2005).

ABSTRACT
Results are presented of complementary measurements that probe the electronic structure and charge density wave (CDW) modulation in the quasi-2D compounds LaTe1.95 and CeTe2. Transmission electron micrographs show that the modulation wave vectors associated with the CDW are different for the two materials, and in both cases are incommensurate with the underlying lattice. These wavevectors are shown to correspond to nesting features of a simplified model of the Fermi surface. Angle Resolved PhotoEmission Spectroscopy is used to reveal the electronic structure and Fermi surface topology in the CDW state. The data indicate a large CDW gap that varies in magnitude around the Fermi surface rather differently for the two compounds. Differences in the volume of the original Fermi surface are related to the doping effect of Te vacancies. Heat capacity measurements at low temperatures indicate a very small electronic density of states, consistent with the electrical resistivity, which appears to be semiconducting or semimetallic.

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73. Magnetic structure of GdCo2Ge2
W. Good, J. Kim, A.I. Goldman, D. Wermeille, P. C. Canfield, Z. Islam, J. C. Lang, G. Srajer and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 71, 224427 (2005).

ABSTRACT
Resonant and nonresonant magnetic x-ray scattering studies of GdCo2Ge2 were performed to determine its magnetic structure at low temperature. This compound orders in an incommensurate antiferromagnetic (AF) structure characterized by a propogation wave vector t=(0,0,tz). The value of tz is temperature dependent and approaches 0.930 reciprocal lattice units well below TN = 33.25 K. A peak corresponding to 3tz was also observed, indicating either a squaring up of the magnetic structure or the presence of a noncollinear amplitude modulated structure below TN. Fitting the angular dependence of the magnetic scattering integrated intensities to the relevant resonant and nonresonant scattering cross sections revealed that the moment direction lies primarily in the tetragonal basal plane. Scattering measurements at the Co K-edge failed to detect any resonant signal, consistent with the absence of a magnetic moment on the Co sites.

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72. High-field behavior of the spin-gap compound Sr2Cu(BO3)2
S.E. Sebastian, D. Yin, P. Tanedo, N. Harrison, G. Jorge, M. Jaime, Y. Moyzerov, G. Miller and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. B. 71, 212405 (2005).

ABSTRACT
We report magnetization and heat capacity measurements of single crystal samples of the spin gap compound Sr2Cu(BO3)2. Low-field data show that the material has a singlet ground state comprising dimers with intradimer coupling J = 100 K. High field data reveal the role of weak interdimer coupling. For fields that are large compared to the spin gap, triplet excitations are observed for significantly smaller fields than predicted for isolated dimers, indicating that weak inter-dimer coupling leads to triplet delocalization. High field magnetization behavior at low temperatures suggests additional cooperative effects.

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71. Evidence for charge Kondo effect in superconducting Tl-doped PbTe
Y. Matsushita, H. Bluhm, T. H. Geballe and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 94, 157002 (2005).

ABSTRACT
We report results of low-temperature thermodynamic and transport measurements of Pb_{1-x}Tl_{x}Te single crystals for Tl concentrations up to the solubility limit of approximately x = 1.5%. For all doped samples, we observe a low-temperature resistivity upturn that scales in magnitude with the Tl concentration. The temperature and field dependence of this upturn are consistent with a charge Kondo effect involving degenerate Tl valence states differing by two electrons, with a characteristic Kondo temperature T_K ~ 6 K. The observation of such an effect supports an electronic pairing mechanism for superconductivity in this material and may account for the anomalously high Tc values.

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70. Fermi surface nesting and charge-density wave formation in rare-earth tritellurides
J. Laverock, S. B. Dugdale, Zs. Major, M. A. Alam, N. Ru, I. R. Fisher, G. Santi, and E. Bruno,
Phys. Rev. B. 71, 085114 (2005).

ABSTRACT
The Fermi surface of rare earth tritellurides (RTe3) is investigated in terms of the nesting-driven charge- density wave formation using positron annihilation and first-principles linear muffin-tin orbital calculations. Fermi surface nesting is revealed as a strong candidate for driving charge density wave formation in these compounds. The nesting vector obtained from positron annihilation experiments on GdTe3 is determined to be q = (0.28+/-0.02,0,0)a* (a* = 2pi/a), in excellent agreement with previous experimental and theoretical studies.

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69. Magneto-optic spectrum and electronic structure of single-crystal MnBi
D. P. Brammeier, J.-M. Park, C. G. Olsen, I. R. Fisher and D. W. Lynch,
J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 283, 95-102 (2004).
ABSTRACT
Single crystals of MnBi were used for magneto-optic Kerr-angle spectroscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy. The Kerr-angle peak at 3.35 eV was observed for our nearly oxygen-free bulk samples, but the role of the oxide overlayer, demonstrated by Auger spectroscopy, as a possible origin of this peak cannot be fully assessed. The energy bands from photoelectron spectroscopy were in general agreement with calculated band structures, but were not extensive enough, due to sample cleavage properties, to distinguish reliably between band-structure calculations that disagree.


68. Fermi surface reconstruction in the CDW state of CeTe3 observed by photoemission
V. Brouet, W. L. Yang, X. J. Zhou, Z. Hussain, N. Ru, K. Y. Shin, I. R. Fisher and Z. X. Shen,
Phys. Rev. Lett, 93, 126405 (2004).

ABSTRACT
CeTe3 is a layered compound where an incommensurate charge density wave (CDW) opens a large gap (~400 meV) in optimally nested regions of the Fermi surface (FS), whereas other sections with poorer nesting remain ungapped. Through angle-resolved photoemission, we identify bands back-folded according to the CDW periodicity. They define FS pockets formed by the intersection of the original FS and its CDW replica. Such pockets illustrate very directly the role of nesting in the CDW formation but they could not be detected so far in a CDW system. We address the reasons for the weak intensity of the folded bands, by comparing different foldings coexisting in CeTe3.

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67. An STM and SXPS study of the interaction of C60 with the ten-fold surface of the Al72Ni11Co17 quasicrystal
E.J. Cox, J. Ledieu, V.R. Dhanak, S.D. Barrett, C.J. Jenks, I. R. Fisher, and R. McGrath,
Surface Science, 566-568, 1200-1205 (2004).


66. Structure of the ten-fold d-AlNiCo quasicrystal surface
N. Ferralis, K. Pussi, E.J. Cox, M. Gierer, J. Ledieu, I. R. Fisher, C. J. Jenks, M. Lindroos, R. McGrath, and R.D. Diehl,
Phys. Rev. B, 69, 153404 (2004).


65. Magnetic properties of single grain R-Mg-Cd primitive icosahedral quasicrystals (R = Y, Gd, Tb, Dy)
S. E. Sebastian, T. Huie, I. R. Fisher, K. W. Dennis and M. J. Kramer
Phil. Mag. B 84, 1029-1037 (2004).

ABSTRACT
The growth and characterization of single grains of the primitive icosahedral quasicrystal R-Mg-Cd (R = Y, Gd, Tb or Dy) are described. From the thermodynamic properties, it is confirmed that the system is a spin glass exhibiting the characteristic spin-freezing transition of such systems. There is no evidence for two distinct freezing transitions previously observed for polygrain samples. The bulk magnetic properties and the effect of crystalline electric fields on the spin-freezing temperature are found to be very similar to those of the face-centred icosahedral quasicrystal R-Mg-Zn.


64. Low energy electron diffraction study of Xe adsorption on the ten-fold decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal surface
N. Ferralis, R.D. Diehl, K. Pussi, M. Lindroos, I. Fisher, and C.J. Jenks,
Phys. Rev. B. 69, 075410 (2004).


63. Phonon dispersion curve of Mg-Zn-Y quasicrystals
R. A. Brand, J. Voss, F. Hippert, M. Krisch, R. Sterzel, W. Assmus and I. R. Fisher,
Journal of noncrystalline solids, 334&335, 207-209 (2004).


62. Degree of structural perfection of icosahedral quasicrystalline grainsinvestigated by synchrotron x-ray diffractometry and imaging techniques
J. Gastaldi, S. Agliozzo, A. Letoublon, J. Wang, L. Mancini, H. Klein, J. Hartwig, J. Baruchel, I. R. Fisher, T. Sato, A. P. Tsai and A. M. de Boissieu,
Phil. Mag. 83, 1-29 (2003).


61. Surface structures of approximant phases in the Al-Pd-Mn system
V. Fournee, A. R. Ross, T. A. Lograsso, J. W. Anderegg, C. Dong, K. Kramer, I.R. Fisher, P. C. Canfield, and P. A. Thiel,
Phys. Rev. B. 66, 165423 (2002).


60. Quasicrystal surfaces: potential as templates for molecular adsorption
R. McGrath, J. Ledieu, E. J. Cox, S. Haq, R. D. Diehl, C. J. Jenks, I. R. Fisher, A. R. Ross and T. A. Lograsso,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 342, 432 (2002).


59. Transport properties of icosahedral quasicrystal Al72Pd19.5Mn8.5
A. Bilusic, Z. Budrovic, A. Smontara, J. Dolinsek, P. C. Canfield, and I. R. Fisher,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 342, 413-415 (2002).


58. The local atomic structure of R-Mg-Zn (R=Y, Gd, Dy and Tb)
M. J. Kramer, S. T. Hong, P. C. Canfield, I. R. Fisher, J. D. Corbett, Y. Zhu, and A. I. Goldman,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 342, 82-86 (2002).


57. The electrical conductivity of single-grain Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals
I. R. Fisher, X. P. Xie, I. Tudosa, C. W. Gao, C. Song, P. C. Canfield, A. Kracher, K. Dennis, D. Abanoz and M.J. Kramer
Phil. Mag. B 82, 1089 (2002).

ABSTRACT
Systematic electrical transport data are presented for single quasicrystals in the Al-Pd-Re family across the accessible width of formation. The temperature dependence of the electrical conductivity can be accounted for in terms of weak localization and electron-electron interactions for all compositions studied, in contrast to previous studies of cast and annealed polygrain material. These results indicate that the conductivity mechanism in the Al-Pd-Re system is not dramatically different from that of other quasicrystal families.


56. Surface preparation and characterization of the icosahedral Al-Ga-Pd-Mn quasicrystal
M. Heinzig, C. J. Jenks, M. Van Hove, I. R. Fisher, P. C. Canfield and P. A. Thiel,
J. Alloys and Compounds 338, 248-252 (2002).


55. The ten-fold surface of the decagonal Al72Ni11Co17 quasicrystal studied by LEED, SPA-LEED, AES and STM
E. J. Cox, J. Ledieu, R. McGrath, R. D. Diehl, C. J. Jenks, and I. R. Fisher,
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2001), 643, K11.3.1-K11.3.6 (2002).


54. The thermal stability of a single-grain Mg-Zn-Y icosahedral quasicrystal
Z. P. Luo, Y. L. Tang, D. J. Miller, M. J. Kramer, I. R. Fisher, and P. C. Canfield,
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2001), 643, K9.4.1-K9.4.6 (2002).


53. The influence of growth rate on porosity in icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals,
A. R. Ross, I. R. Fisher, P. C. Canfield and T. A. Lograsso,
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2001), 643, K1.5.1-K1.5.5. (2002).


52. Icosahedral quasicrystal Al-Pd-Mn and its xsi' approximant: linear expansivity, specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity and elastic constants
C. Swenson, I. R. Fisher, N. E. Anderson Jr., P. C. Canfield and A. Migliori,
Phys. Rev. B. 65, 184206 (2002).


51. Microwave conductivity and penetration depth in the heavy fermion superconductor CeCoIn5
R. J. Ormeno, A. Sibley, C. E. Gough, S. Sebastian and I. R. Fisher,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 047005 (2002).


50. Infrared and optical properties of pure and cobalt doped LuNi2B2C
M. Windt, J. J. McGuire, T. Room, A. Pronin, T. Timusk, I. R. Fisher, and P. C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B. 65, 064506/1-064506/9 (2002).


49. High-temperature solution growth of single crystals and quasicrystals
P. C. Canfield and I. R. Fisher,
J. Crystal Growth, 225, 155-161 (2001).


48. Observation of a spin reorientation in TbCu2Ge2 from resonant and non-resonant x-ray scattering
C. Song, D. Johnson, D. Wermeille, A. I. Goldman, S. L. Bud'ko, I. R. Fisher, and P. C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 64, 224414 (2001).


47. Unusual spin glass phase in icosahedral Tb-Mg-Zn quasicrystals
J. Dolinsek, Z. Jaglicic, M. A. Chernikov, I. R. Fisher, and P. C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 64, 224209 (2001).


46. Reentrant behavior in the temperature dependence of metamagnetic transitions in single crystal Nd6Fe13-xAl1+x
R. W. McCallum, I. R. Fisher, N. E. Anderson, P. C. Canfield, M. J. Kramer and K. W. Dennis
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 37(4, Pt. 1), 2147 (2001).


45. R9Mg34Zn57 icosahedral quasicrystals: The tuning of a model spin glass
P.C. Canfield and I.R. Fisher,
J. Alloys and Compounds 317-318, 443-447 (2001).


44. Structure and physical properties of the new Pseudo-binary intermetallic compound Ti11(Sb,Sn)8
H. Kim, M.M. Olmstead, J.Y. Chan, P.C. Canfield, I.R. Fisher, R.W. Henning, A.J. Schultz and S.M. Kauzlarich,
J. Solid State Chemistry 157, 225-232 (2001).


43. Investigation of the effect of Ga doping on the thermoelectric properties of the A1PdMn quasicrystalline system.
D.W. Winkler, A.L. Pope, T.M. Tritt, I.R. Fisher, T.A. Wiener and P.C. Canfield,
Proc. 18th Int. Conf. Thermoelectr. 398-401 (1999).


42. Plasticity of icosahedral Zn-Mg-Dy single quasicrystals
M. Heggen, P. Schall, M. Feuerbacher, H. Klein, I. R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield and K. Urban,
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 781-785 (2000).


41. Heat capacities of icosahedral and hexagonal phases of Zn-Mg-Y system
A. Inaba, H. Takakura, A. P. Tsai, I. R. Fisher, and P. C. Canfield,
Materials Science & Engineering, A 294-296 723-726 (2000).


40. Electrical resistivity, thermopower, and thermal conductivity of single-grained (Y, Tb, Ho, Er)-Mg-Zn icosahedral quasicrystals.
K. Gianno, A.V. Sologubenko, M.A. Chernikov, H.R. Ott, I. R. Fisher and P.C. Canfield,
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 715-718 (2000).


39. Diffusion of 57Co in decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystals
C. Khoukaz, R. Galler, H. Mehrer, P.C. Canfield, I.R. Fisher and M. Feuerbacher
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 697-701 (2000).


38. Phason strain and structural perfection in the R-Mg-Zn icosahedral phases
A. Letoublon, I.R. Fisher, T.J. Sato, M. de Boissieu, M. Boudard, S. Agliozzo, L. Mancini, J. Gastaldi, P.C. Canfield, A.I Goldman and A.P. Tsai,
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 127-130 (2000).


37. Formation and morphological development of porosity in icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn alloys.
A. R. Ross, T.A. Wiener, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield and T.A. Lograsso,
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 53-56 (2000).


36. Growth of large single-grain quasicrystals from high-temperature metallic solutions
I.R. Fisher, M.J. Kramer, Z. Islam, T.A. Wiener, A. Kracher, A.R. Ross, T.A. Lograsso, A.I. Goldman and P.C. Canfield,
Materials Science and Engineering A 294-296, 10-16 (2000).


35. Design of a metallic Ising spin glass in the Y1-xTbxNi2Ge2 system
T.A. Wiener, I. R. Fisher, S.L. Bud'ko, A. Kracher and P.C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B. 62, 15056-15066 (2000).


34. Nonlocal effects in magnetization of high-kappa superconductors
V.G. Kogan, S.L. Bud'ko, I. R. Fisher and P.C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B. 62, 9077-9082 (2000).


33. Observation of a metamagnetic phase transition in an itinerant 4f system via the magneto-optic Kerr effect: Ce(Fe1-xCox)2
R.J. Lange, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield, V.P. Antropov, S.J. Lee, B.N. Harmon and D.W. Lynch,
Phys. Rev. B. 62, 7084-7092 (2000).


32. Yb14ZnSb11: charge balance in Zintl compounds as a route to intermediate Yb valence
I.R. Fisher, S.L. Bud'ko, C. Song, P.C. Canfield, T.C. Ozawa and S.M. Kauzlarich,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1120-1123 (2000).


31. Low-temperature thermal conductivity of a single-grain Y-Mg-Zn icosahedral quasicrystal
K. Giannò, A.V. Sologubenko, M.A. Chernikov, H.R. Ott, I.R. Fisher, and P.C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 62, 292-300 (2000).


30. Low-temperature transport, thermal and optical properties of single-grain quasicrystals of icosahedral phases in the Y-Mg-Zn and Tb-Mg-Zn alloy systems
M.A. Chernikov, S. Paschen, E. Felder, P. Vorburger, B. Ruzicka, L. Degiorgi, H.R. Ott, I.R. Fisher, and P.C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 62, 262-272 (2000).


29. Non-locality and the flux line lattice square to hexagonal symmetry transition in the borocarbide superconductors
M.R. Eskildsen, I.R. Fisher, P.L. Gammel, D.J. Bishop, N.H. Andersen, K. Mortensen and P.C. Canfield,
Physica C 332, 320-326 (2000).


28. The magnetic characteristics of the Tb(Ni1-xCox)2Ge2 system
T.A. Wiener, I.R. Fisher and P.C. Canfield,
J. Alloys and Compounds 303-304, 289-292 (2000).


27. Magnetic properties of icosahedral R-Mg-Zn quasicrystals
I.R. Fisher, Z. Islam J. Zarestky, C. Stassis, M.J. Kramer, A.I. Goldman and P.C. Canfield,
J. Alloys and Compounds 303-304, 223-227 (2000).


26. Recent advances in the study of quasicrystals
I.R. Fisher, M.J. Kramer and A.I. Goldman,
Micron 31, 469-473 (2000).


25. Interwoven magnetic and flux line structures in single crystal (Tm,Er)Ni2B2C
P.L. Gammel, D. Lopez, D.J. Bishop, M.R. Eskildsen, N.H. Andersen, K. Mortensen, I.R. Fisher, K.O. Cheon and P.C. Canfield
Journal of Applied Physics 87, 5544-5548 (2000).


24. A comparison of structural stabilities of the three high-symmetry surfaces of Al-Pd-Mn bulk quasicrystals using LEED
Z. Shen, W. Raberg, M. Heinzig, C.J. Jenks, V. Fournée, M.A. Van Hove, T.A. Lograsso, D. Delaney, T. Cai, P.C. Canfield, I.R. Fisher, A.I. Goldman, M.J. Kramer, and P.A. Thiel
Surface Science 450, 1-11 (2000).


23. Optical properties and electronic structure of single crystals of LuAl2 and YbAl2
S.J. Lee, S.Y. Hong, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield, B.N. Harmon and D.W. Lynch
Phys. Rev. B 61, 10076-10083 (2000).


22. Plastic deformation of icosahedral Zn-Mg-Dy single quasicrystals
M. Heggen, M. Feuerbacher, P. Schall, H. Klein, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield and K. Urban
Phil. Mag. Letters, 80, 129-136 (2000).


21. Nesting properties and anisotropy of the Fermi surface of LuNi2B2C
S.B. Dugdale, M.A. Alam, I. Wilkinson, R.J. Hughes, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield, T. Jarlborg and G. Santi,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4824-4827 (1999).


20. On the growth of icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals from the ternary melt
I.R. Fisher, M.J. Kramer, T.A. Wiener, Z. Islam, A.R. Ross, T.A. Lograsso, A. Kracher, A.I. Goldman and P.C. Canfield,
Phil. Mag. B 79, 1673-1684 (1999).


19. Critical doping in overdoped high-Tc superconductors: a quantum critical point?
J.L. Tallon, J.W. Loram, G.V.M. Williams, J.R. Cooper, I.R. Fisher, J.D. Johnson, M.P. Staines and C. Bernhard,
Physica Status Solidi B 215, 531-540 (1999).


18. Anisotropy and metamagnetism in the RNi2Ge2 (R = Y, La-Nd, Sm-Lu) series
S.L. Bud'ko, Z. Islam, T.A. Wiener, I.R. Fisher, P.C. Canfield and A.H. Lacerda
J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 205, 53 - 78 (1999).


17. Systematic study of anisotropic transport and magnetic properties of RAgSb2 (R = Y, La-Nd, Sm, Gd-Tm)
K.D Myers, S.L. Bud'ko, I.R. Fisher, Z. Islam, H. Kleinke, P.C. Canfield and A.H. Lacerda,
J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 205, 27 - 52 (1999).


16. Magnetic and transport properties of single-crystal R2Cu2In (R = Gd-Tm, Lu)
I.R. Fisher, Z. Islam and P.C. Canfield,
J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 202, 1-10 (1999).


15. Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Single-Crystal Yb14MnSb11
I.R. Fisher, T. A. Wiener, S. L. Bud'ko P. C. Canfield, J. Y. Chan and S. M. Kauzlarich,
Phys. Rev. B 59, 13829-13834 (1999).


14. Systematic studies of the square-hexagonal flux line lattice transition in Lu(Ni1-xCox)2B2C: the role of non-locality
P.L. Gammel, D.J. Bishop, M.R. Eskildsen, K. Mortensen, N.H. Andersen, I.R. Fisher, K.O. Cheon, P.C. Canfield and V.G. Kogan,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4082-4085 (1999).


13. On the growth of decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystals from the ternary melt
I.R. Fisher, M.J. Kramer, Z. Islam, A.R. Ross, A. Kracher, T. Wiener, M.J. Sailer, A.I. Goldman and P.C. Canfield,
Phil. Mag. B 79, 425-434 (1999).


12. Boron isotope effect in single-crystal YNi2B2C and LuNi2B2C superconductors
K.O. Cheon, I.R. Fisher and P.C. Canfield,
Physica C 312, 35-39 (1999).


11. Magnetic and transport properties of single-grain R-Mg-Zn icosahedral quasicrystals [R = Y, (Y1-xGdx), (Y1-xTbx), Tb, Dy, Ho and Er]
I.R. Fisher, K.O. Cheon, A.F. Panchula, P.C. Canfield, M. Chernikov, H.R. Ott, and K. Dennis,
Phys. Rev. B 59, 308-321 (1999).


10. Resistivity and magnetic susceptibility of single-crystal Lu(Ni1-xCox)2B2C
K.O. Cheon, I.R. Fisher, V.G. Kogan, P.C. Canfield, P. Miranovic and P.L. Gammel,
Phys. Rev. B 58, 6463-6467 (1998).


9. Reinvestigation of long-range magnetic ordering in icosahedral Tb-Mg-Zn
Z. Islam, I.R. Fisher, J. Zarestky, P.C. Canfield, C. Stassis and A.I. Goldman
Phys. Rev. B 57, R11047-R11050 (1998).


8. Growth of large-grain R-Mg-Zn quasicrystals from the ternary melt (R = Y, Er, Ho, Dy and Tb)
I.R. Fisher, Z. Islam, A.F. Panchula, K.O. Cheon, M.J. Kramer, P.C. Canfield and A.I. Goldman,
Phil. Mag. B 77, 1601-1615 (1998).


7. Anisotropic resistivity and normal-state magnetoresistance of RNi2B2C (R = Y, Lu, Er, Ho)
I.R. Fisher, J.R. Cooper and P.C. Canfield,
Phys. Rev. B 56, 10820-10823 (1997).


6. Angular dependence of the c-axis normal-state magnetoresistance in single-crystal Tl2Ba2CuO6
N.E. Hussey, J.R. Cooper, J.M. Wheatley, I.R. Fisher, A. Carrington, A.P. Mackenzie, C.T. Lin and O. Milat,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 122-125 (1996).


5. Angular dependence of the c-axis normal-state magnetoresistance in single-crystal Tl2Ba2CuO6
N.E. Hussey, J.R. Cooper, I.R. Fisher, A.P. Mackenzie and J.M. Wheatley,
Proc. 10th Anniv HTS Workshop Phys., Mater. Appl., (Ed. B. Batlogg, World Scientific, Singapore) p330-331 (1996).


4. Normal-state properties of RNi2B2C (R = Y, Ho, La) and anisotropic resistivity of single-crystal RNi2B2C (R = Lu, Er, Ho)
I.R. Fisher, J.R. Cooper, K.R. Locherer, R.J. Cava and P.C. Canfield
J. Low T. Phys. 105, Nos. 5/6, 1623-1628 (1996).


3. Effect of sample density on the resistivity and Hall coefficient of polycrystalline La1.83Sr0.17CuO4
I.R. Fisher and J.R. Cooper,
Physica C 272, 125-130 (1996).


2. Normal-state transport and magnetic properties of RNi2B2C (R = Y, Ho, La)
I.R. Fisher, J.R. Cooper and R.J. Cava,
Phys. Rev. B 52, 15086-15089 (1995).


1. Hall effect and thermoelectric power of Y0.9Ca0.1Ba2Cu3O7-delta
I.R. Fisher, P.S.I.P.N. de Silva, J.W. Loram, J.L. Tallon, A. Carrington and J.R. Cooper,
Physica C 235-240, 1497-1498 (1994).


Fisher Research Group
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
Dept. of Applied Physics
Stanford University
CA 94305-4045
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