Successful fabrication of one monolayer FeSe on SrTiO3 represented a real breakthrough in searching for high-Tc Fe-based superconductors ([1]). Motivated by this important discovery, we studied the effects of tensile strain on one monolayer and bulk iron-chalcogenide superconductors (FeSe and FeTe), showing that it produces important magnetic and electronic changes in the systems. We found that the magnetic ground state of bulk and monolayer FeSe is the block-checkerboard phase, which turns into the collinear stripe phase under in-plane tensile strain. FeTe, in both bulk and monolayer phases, shows two magnetic transitions upon increasing the tensile strain: from bicollinear in the ground state to block-checkerboard ending up to the collinear antiferromagnetic phase which could bring it in the superconducting state. Finally, the study of the mechanical properties of both FeSe and FeTe monolayers reveals their enormous tensile strain limits and opens the possibility to grow them on different substrates.

Strain effects in monolayer iron-chalcogenide superconductors

PROFETA, Gianni
2014

Abstract

Successful fabrication of one monolayer FeSe on SrTiO3 represented a real breakthrough in searching for high-Tc Fe-based superconductors ([1]). Motivated by this important discovery, we studied the effects of tensile strain on one monolayer and bulk iron-chalcogenide superconductors (FeSe and FeTe), showing that it produces important magnetic and electronic changes in the systems. We found that the magnetic ground state of bulk and monolayer FeSe is the block-checkerboard phase, which turns into the collinear stripe phase under in-plane tensile strain. FeTe, in both bulk and monolayer phases, shows two magnetic transitions upon increasing the tensile strain: from bicollinear in the ground state to block-checkerboard ending up to the collinear antiferromagnetic phase which could bring it in the superconducting state. Finally, the study of the mechanical properties of both FeSe and FeTe monolayers reveals their enormous tensile strain limits and opens the possibility to grow them on different substrates.
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