Temperature and doping dependence of normal state spectral properties in a two-orbital model for ferropnictides

29 Feb 2016  ·  Flores J. D. Querales, Ventura C. I., Citro R., Rodríguez-Núñez J. J. ·

Using a second-order perturbative Green's functions approach we determined the normal state single-particle spectral function $A(\vec{k},\omega)$ employing a minimal effective model for iron-based superconductors. The microscopic model, used before to study magnetic fluctuations and superconducting properties, includes the two effective tight-binding bands proposed by S.Raghu et al. [Phys... Rev. B 77, 220503 (R) (2008)], and intra- and inter-orbital local electronic correlations, related to the Fe-3d orbitals. Here, we focus on the study of normal state electronic properties, in particular the temperature and doping dependence of the total density of states, $A(\omega)$, and of $A(\vec{k},\omega)$ in different Brillouin zone regions, and compare them to the existing angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and previous theoretical results in ferropnictides. We obtain an asymmetric effect of electron and hole doping, quantitative agreement with the experimental chemical potential shifts as a function of doping, as well as spectral weight redistributions near the Fermi level as a function of temperature consistent with the available experimental data. In addition, we predict a non-trivial dependence of the total density of states with the temperature, exhibiting clear renormalization effects by correlations. Interestingly, investigating the origin of this predicted behaviour by analyzing the evolution with temperature of the k-dependent self-energy obtained in our approach, we could identify a number of specific Brillouin zone points, none of them probed by ARPES experiments yet, where the largest non-trivial effects of temperature on the renormalization are present. read more

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