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Title: Theory of intertwined orders in high temperature superconductors

The electronic phase diagrams of many highly correlated systems, and in particular the cuprate high temperature superconductors, are complex, with many different phases appearing with similar—sometimes identical—ordering temperatures even as material properties, such as a dopant concentration, are varied over wide ranges. This complexity is sometimes referred to as “competing orders.” However, since the relation is intimate, and can even lead to the existence of new phases of matter such as the putative “pair-density-wave,” the general relation is better thought of in terms of “intertwined orders.” We selectively analyze some of the experiments in the cuprates which suggest that essential aspects of the physics are reflected in the intertwining of multiple orders—not just in the nature of each order by itself. We also summarize and critique several theoretical ideas concerning the origin and implications of this complexity.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1183259
Report Number(s):
BNL--107677-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6861; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Reviews of Modern Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6861
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY