Magnetic impurity resonance states and symmetry of the superconducting order parameter in iron-based superconductors

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Akbari, Alireza
Eremin, Ilya
Thalmeier, Peter
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We investigate the effect of magnetic impurities on the local quasiparticle density of states (LDOS) in iron-based superconductors. Employing the two-orbital model where 3$d$ electron and hole conduction bands are hybridizing with the localized $f$-orbital of the impurity spin, we investigate how various symmetries of the superconducting gap and its nodal structure influence the quasiparticle excitations and impurity bound states. We show that the bound states behave qualitatively different for each symmetry. Most importantly we find that the impurity-induced bound states can be used to identify the nodal structure of the extended s-wave symmetry ($S^{\pm}$) that is actively discussed in ferropnictides.
Comment: 7 pages, 5 figures, theory part is extended, figures are replaced
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Condensed Matter - Superconductivity, Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
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