Coexistence of Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in SmAsO1-xFxFe


Superconductivity and magnetism have been interesting topics in condensed mater physics and they have been studied experimentally and theoretically for many years. These two cooperative phenomena are antagonistic until the discovery of some rare earth ternary compounds that show the coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism. In some of the recently discovered iron-based layered superconductors, superconductivity and magnetism coexist. In the present work we examine the possibility of coexistence of antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in samarium arsenide oxide superconductor (SmAsO1-xFxFe). Using a model of the Hamiltonian and retarded double time Greens function formalism, we found expressions AFM order Parameter (η) and AFM transition temperature (Tm). We obtained the phase diagrams (Tc vs η) and(Tm vs η) to obtain the region where orders, i.e., superconductivity and AFM (antiferromagnetism), coexisted. The region under the intersection of the two merged graphs shows that superconductivity and AFM coexist in the system (SmAsO1-xFxFe).

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Mebrahtu, A. and Singh, P. (2015) Coexistence of Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in SmAsO1-xFxFe. World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics, 5, 138-147. doi: 10.4236/wjcmp.2015.53016.

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