TitleModel calculations of Raman responses for multiband iron-based superconductors
NameSauer, Christoph (author), Blumberg, Girsh (chair), Coleman, Piers (internal member), Wu, Weida (internal member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectPhysics and Astronomy,
DescriptionIn this thesis I compute Raman responses for a free electron band structure model based on ARPES measurements on multiband iron-based superconductors. First a constant and then a k-dependent superconducting gap is used. Applying an effective mass approximation leaves A1g and B2g as the only nonvanishing symmetry channels. In the latter only one band contributes and a square root singularity is observed for a constant gap. The k-dependent gap leads to a threshold-log-singularity structure. The unscreened A1g channel shows the same features but all bands contribute and sum up. The screened single band A1g response vanishes for both gaps. Two band responses with the same constant gap are perfectly screened with identical Raman verteces, unscreened with opposite signs and equal mass ratios and partially screened in all other cases. With two different constant gaps the singularities are removed and a dome-like shape appears except for the vanishing case of equal verteces. The n-band response consists of a sum of two band terms normalized by all n bands and the singularities corresponding to all uniquely present gap values are removed. With the k-dependent gap the singularities are removed and a dome-like shape appears in all combinations of two band responses and in the response for all bands. The dome in the response for all bands shows a at continuum in between a threshold and a sharp peak produced by the two band terms containing bands of opposite signs.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 107-113)
Noteby Christoph Sauer
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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