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Antiferromagnetic order and superlattice structure in nonsuperconducting and superconducting RbyFe(1.6+x)Se2

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.094504
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Neutron diffraction has been used to study the lattice and magnetic structures of the insulating and superconducting Rb$_y$Fe$_{1.6+x}$Se$_2$. For the insulating Rb$_{y}$Fe$_{1.6+x}$Se$_2$, neutron polarization analysis and single crystal neutron diffraction unambiguously confirm the earlier proposed $\sqrt{5}\times\sqrt{5}$ block antiferromagnetic structure. For superconducting samples ($T_c=30$ K), we find that in addition to the tetragonal $\sqrt{5}\times\sqrt{5}$ superlattice structure transition at 513 K, the material develops a separate $\sqrt{2}\times \sqrt{2}$ superlattice structure at a lower temperature of 480 K. These results suggest that superconducting Rb$_{y}$Fe$_{1.6+x}$Se$_2$ is phase separated with coexisting $\sqrt{2}\times \sqrt{2}$ and $\sqrt{5}\times\sqrt{5}$ superlattice structures.

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