The distinct in-plane resistivity anisotropy in the nematic states of detwinned NaFeAs and FeTe single crystals: evidences for Hund's rule metal
The in-plane resistivity anisotropy has been studied with the Montgomery method on two detwinned parent compounds of the iron-based superconductors, NaFeAs and FeTe. For NaFeAs, the resistivity in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) direction is smaller than that in the ferromagnetic (FM) direction, similar to that observed in BaFe2As2 before. While for FeTe, the resistivity in the AFM direction is larger than that in the FM direction. We show that these two opposite resistivity anisotropy behaviors could be attributed to the strong Hund's rule coupling effects: while the iron pnictides are in the itinerant regime, where the Hund's rule coupling causes strong reconstruction and nematicity of the electronic structure; the FeTe is in the localized regime, where Hund's rule coupling makes hopping along the FM direction easier than along the AFMdirection, similar to the colossal magnetoresistance observed in some manganites.