We introduce and study an extended “” two-orbital model for the pnictides that includes Heisenberg terms deduced from the strong coupling expansion. Including these terms explicitly allows us to enhance the strength of the spin order which favors the presence of tightly bound pairing states even in the small clusters that are here exactly diagonalized. The and pairing symmetries are found to compete in the realistic spin-ordered and metallic regime. The dynamical pairing susceptibility additionally unveils low-lying states, suggesting that small changes in parameters may render any of the three channels stable.
- Received 5 October 2010
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