Abstract Details 114

Significant Tc Enhancement in FeSe Films on SrTiO3 due to Interfacial Mode Coupling
Abstract ID 114
Presenter James Lee
Presentation Type Poster
Full Author List F. Schmitt, R. Moore, S. Johnston, Y. Cui, W. Li, M. Yi, ZK. Liu, M. Hashimoto, Y. Zhang, D. Lu, T. Devereaux, DH. Lee, ZX. Shen

Stanford University


Single unit cell films of iron selenide (1UC FeSe) grown on SrTiO3 (STO) substrates have recently shown superconducting energy gaps opening at temperatures close to the boiling point of liquid nitrogen (77 K), a record for iron-based superconductors. Towards understanding why Cooper pairs form at such high temperatures, a primary question to address is the role, if any, of the STO substrate. Here, we report high resolution angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) results which reveal an unexpected and unique characteristic of the 1UC FeSe/STO system: shake-off bands suggesting the presence of bosonic modes, most likely oxygen optical phonons in STO, which couple to the FeSe electrons with only small momentum transfer. Such coupling has the unusual benefit of helping superconductivity in most channels, including those mediated by spin fluctuations. Our calculations suggest such coupling is responsible for raising the superconducting gap opening temperature in 1UC FeSe/STO. This discovery suggests a pathway to engineer high temperature superconductors.



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