Fast spin fluctuation viewed by muon spin relaxation in optimally doped and overdoped iron-based oxypnictide superconductors LaFeAsO1-xF x

Kazuki Ohishi, Yasuyuki Ishii, Kiichi Miyazawa, Hideto Fukazawa, Isao Watanabe, Yoh Kohori, Parasharam M. Shirage, Hijiri Kito, Akira Iyo, Hiroshi Eisaki

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Zero-field and longitudinal-field muon spin relaxation (μSR) measurements have been performed in optimally doped and overdoped iron-based oxypnictide superconductors LaFeAsO1-xFx in order to investigate the spin dynamics over a wide temperature range. We have observed no sign of the slowing-down behavior of the spin fluctuations in all samples below and above the superconducting transition temperature. The results of the present study suggest that spins, which would play an important role in the appearance of superconductivity with the characteristics of the Fermi surface, fluctuate rapidly from the viewpoint of μSR and their fluctuation frequency is beyond the upper limit of the characteristic time window of μSR (∼10-11 s) in optimally doped and overdoped LaFeAsO 1-xFx.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024703
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1



  • Iron-based oxypnictide
  • LaFeAsO F
  • Normal state
  • Superconductivity
  • μSR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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