Spin gap and resonance at the nesting wave vector in superconducting FeSe0.4Te0.6
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Neutron scattering is used to probe magnetic excitations in FeSe0.4Te0.6 (Tc = 14 K). Low energy spin fluctuations are found with a characteristic wave vector (1212L) that corresponds to Fermi surface nesting and differs from Qm = (δ012) for magnetic ordering in Fe1+yTe. A spin resonance with ℎΩ0 = 6.51(4) meV ≈ 5.3kBTc and ℎΓ = 1.25(5) meV develops in the superconducting state from a normal state continuum. We show that the resonance is consistent with a bound state associated with s± superconductivity and imperfect quasi-2D Fermi surface nesting.