Comparison of Pr-doped Ca 122 and Ca 112 Pnictides by low-field microwave absorption spectroscopy

Austin R. Howard, Jonathan D. Yuen, Bing Lv, Myron Salamon, Ching Wu Chu, Anvar A. Zakhidov

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Praseodymium doped CaFe2As2 (122 structure) and CaFeAs2 (112 structure) are characterized by modulated Low Magnetic Field Microwave Absorption (LFMA) spectroscopy. In both (Pr,Ca)122 and (Pr,Ca)112 structures, a strong hysteretic LFMA is found, with a TcH of ~30 K and ~26 K, respectively. However, in (Pr,Ca)122, measurements also show an unusual Narrow Peak (NP) LFMA signal appearing at higher temperatures, above the lower TcH superconducting state until a TcNP of 49 K. We associate this NP LFMA with interfacial superconductivity, which has been found previously by highly anisotropic magnetization measurements. Furthermore, the absence of NP in (Pr,Ca)112 correlates with the absence of an interfacial phase. These results give useful information about the microwave signature of interfacial superconductivity present in the (Pr,Ca)122 system, and may form a roadmap towards a stabilized high temperature superconducting phase in pnictides.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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