75As-zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements are performed on CaFe2As 2 under pressure. At P=4.7 and 10.8 kbar, the temperature dependence of nuclear-spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T1) measured at tetragonal phase show no coherence peak just below Tc and decrease with decreasing temperature. The superconductivity is of gapless at P=4.7 kbar but evolves to multiple gaps at P=10.8 kbar. We find that the superconductivity appears near a quantum critical point. Both electron correlation and superconductivity disappear in the collapsed tetragonal phase. A systematic study under pressure indicates that electron correlations play a vital role in forming Cooper pairs in this compound.
- D. Nuclear magnetic resonance
- D. Nuclear quadrupole resonance
- D. Superconductivity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics