Electronic Properties and Fermi Surface for New Layered High-Temperature Superconductors CaAFe4As4 (A = K, Rb, and Cs): FLAPW-GGA Calculations

Original Paper

Abstract

Recently, new FeAs-based high-temperature superconductors CaAFe4As4 (A = K, Rb, and Cs) with a layered tetragonal crystal structure were synthesized (T C ∼ 30 K). In this letter, we report for the first time the band structures, Fermi surface topology, total and partial densities of electronic states, and interatomic interactions for CaAFe4As4 as estimated by means of the first-principle FLAPW-GGA calculations. The obtained data for CaAFe4As4 phases are analyzed in comparison with each other and with other related FeAs systems. The interatomic bonding picture can be represented as a highly anisotropic mixture of metallic, covalent, and ionic contributions, which are realized inside Fe4As4-layered blocks and between these blocks and Ca, A atomic sheets. The Fermi surfaces of these systems have a multisheet character and are compiled of a large number of cylinders at the edges and in the central part of the Brillouin zone. It is established that the high-temperature superconductivity in CaAFe4As4 compounds as in other related systems correlates well with such structure parameters as bond angles and anion height.

Keywords

High-temperature superconductors CaAFe4As4 Electronic structure Fermi surface Interatomic interactions First-principles calculations 

Notes

Funding Information

The study was supported by the Russian Academy of Sciences (project no. AAAA-A16-116122810214-9).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Solid State ChemistryUral Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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