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Title: Nematic fluctuations in an orbital selective superconductor Fe1+yTe1−xSex
Abstract Fe 1+ y Te 1− x Se x is characterized by its complex magnetic phase diagram and highly orbital-dependent band renormalization. Despite this, the behavior of nematicity and nematic fluctuations, especially for high tellurium concentrations, remains largely unknown. Here we present a study of both B 1 g and B 2 g nematic fluctuations in Fe 1+ y Te 1− x Se x (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.53) using the technique of elastoresistivity measurement. We discovered that the nematic fluctuations in two symmetry channels are closely linked to the corresponding spin fluctuations, confirming the intertwined nature of these two degrees of freedom. We also revealed an unusual temperature dependence of the nematic susceptibility, which we attributed to a loss of coherence of the d x y orbital. Our results highlight the importance of orbital differentiation on the nematic properties of iron-based materials.  more » « less
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