We performed point contact spectroscopy experiments on the layered superconductor LaO0.5F0.5BiS2 by pushing mechanically etched gold tip on the surface of polycristalline samples. We measured low temperature differential conductance curves for several contacts obtained by tuning the tip pressure/position. Conductance features appeared with different shape, amplitude and energy. Non conventional d -wave symmetry of the superconducting order parameter is argued. A comprehensive scenario explaining all the conductance features is discussed, considering the possible formation of intergrain Josephson junction in series with the point contact due to the polycrystalline nature of the sample. Superconducting energy gap is estimated in the range 4.2 ÷ 4.8 meV, showing a BCS-like temperature behavior and signature of strong coupling with a BCS ratio 9.7<2Δ/(KBTC)<11.1.

Probing unconventional pairing in LaO0.5F0.5BiS2 layered superconductor by point contact spectroscopy

Giubileo, Filippo
Conceptualization
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Romeo, Francesco
Formal Analysis
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Di Bartolomeo, Antonio
Formal Analysis
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Romano, Paola
Conceptualization
2018

Abstract

We performed point contact spectroscopy experiments on the layered superconductor LaO0.5F0.5BiS2 by pushing mechanically etched gold tip on the surface of polycristalline samples. We measured low temperature differential conductance curves for several contacts obtained by tuning the tip pressure/position. Conductance features appeared with different shape, amplitude and energy. Non conventional d -wave symmetry of the superconducting order parameter is argued. A comprehensive scenario explaining all the conductance features is discussed, considering the possible formation of intergrain Josephson junction in series with the point contact due to the polycrystalline nature of the sample. Superconducting energy gap is estimated in the range 4.2 ÷ 4.8 meV, showing a BCS-like temperature behavior and signature of strong coupling with a BCS ratio 9.7<2Δ/(KBTC)<11.1.
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