We have studied the electronic structure of FeSe1-xTex and Ir1-xPtxTe 2 using photoemission spectroscopy. For FeSe1-xTex , angle-resolved photoemission results indicate that the Fe 3d yz/zx orbital degeneracy at F point and orbitally induced Peierls effect in the tetragonal lattice play important roles for the superconductivity. It is suggested that the Jahn-Teller instability of the yz/zx states couples with local lattice distortion derived from the Te substitution for Se and provides an inhomogeneous electronic state. Photoemission results of IrTe 2 with triangular lattice are also consistent with the orbitally induced Peierls scenario. The Pt substitution for Ir suppresses the static band Jahn-Teller effect and induces an inhomogeneous electronic state in which orbital (or bond or nematic) fluctuations may help superconductivity through the Peierls effect.
- Orbitally induced Peierls transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics