We calculate the energy dispersion of the surface Andreev states and their contribution to tunneling conductance for the order parameters with horizontal and vertical lines of nodes proposed for superconducting Sr2RuO4. For vertical lines, we find double peaks in tunneling spectra reflecting the van Hove singularities in the density of surface states originating from the turning points in their energy dispersion. For horizontal lines, we find a single cusplike peak at zero bias, which agrees very well with the experimental data on tunneling in Sr2RuO4.
Physical Review B
- Pub Date:
- March 2002
- Electron states at surfaces and interfaces;
- Condensed Matter - Superconductivity;
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science
- 6 pages, 6 figures. V.2: comparison with experiment added and discussion of horizontal nodes expanded. v.3: significant expansion: 1 figure and 2 pages added. v.4: acknowledgements added. Additional viewgraphs with experimental and theoretical curves superimposed are available at http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~yakovenk/talks/Sr2RuO4/