Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 1173–1176 | Cite as

Magnetic Rare-Earth Impurity Resonance Bound States in Iron-Based Superconductors

  • Alireza Akbari
  • Peter Thalmeier
  • Ilya Eremin
Original Paper


Starting from an Anderson model for two-orbital model of electron and hole conduction bands which hybridized with the localized impurity spin, we investigate the effect of magnetic impurities on the local quasiparticle density of states (LDOS) in iron-based superconductors. We consider extended s-wave (s +−) superconducting gap symmetry with higher harmonic correction. The impurity-induced bound states are a probe for the nodal structure of the extended s-wave symmetry in ferropnictides.


Fermi Surface Magnetic Impurity Hybridization Energy Impurity Site Hole Pocket 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretische Physik IIIRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for the Chemical Physics of SolidsDresdenGermany

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