First-principles calculation of electron-phonon coupling in doped KTaO₃


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    "publication_date": "Nov 04, 2022, 09:42:32", 
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    "description": "Motivated by the recent experimental discovery of strongly surface-plane-dependent superconductivity at surfaces of KTaO\u2083 single crystals, we calculate the electron-phonon coupling strength, \u03bb, of doped KTaO\u2083 along the reciprocal-space high-symmetry directions. Using the Wannier-function approach implemented in the EPW package, we calculate \u03bb across the experimentally covered doping range and compare its mode-resolved distribution along the [001], [110] and [111] directions. We find that the electron-phonon coupling is strongest in the optical modes around the \u0393 point, with some distribution to higher k values in the [001] direction. The electron-phonon coupling strength as a function of doping has a dome-like shape in all three directions, and is largest in the [001] direction and weakest in the [111] direction. This is in contrast to the experimentally measured critical temperatures, which are highest for the (111) plane, pointing to a non-BCS character of the superconductivity. The strong localization of \u03bb in the soft optical modes around \u0393 suggests an importance of ferroelectric soft-mode fluctuations.", 
    "contributors": [
      {
        "familyname": "Esswein", 
        "affiliations": [
          "Materials Theory, Department of Materials, ETH Z\u00fcrich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland"
        ], 
        "email": "tobias.esswein@mat.ethz.ch", 
        "givennames": "Tobias"
      }, 
      {
        "familyname": "Spaldin", 
        "affiliations": [
          "Materials Theory, Department of Materials, ETH Z\u00fcrich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland"
        ], 
        "email": "nicola.spaldin@mat.ethz.ch", 
        "givennames": "Nicola A."
      }
    ], 
    "edited_by": 576, 
    "title": "First-principles calculation of electron-phonon coupling in doped KTaO\u2083", 
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    "doi": "10.24435/materialscloud:7z-wx", 
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    "keywords": [
      "electron-phonon coupling", 
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    "references": [
      {
        "doi": "https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2210.14113", 
        "url": "https://arxiv.org/abs/2210.14113", 
        "type": "Preprint", 
        "citation": "T. Esswein, N. A. Spaldin, arXiv 2210.14113 (2022)."
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