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Title: Condensation of collective charge ordering in chromium

Abstract

We report on the dynamics of the structural order parameter in a chromium film using synchrotron radiation in response to photoinduced ultrafast excitations. Following transient optical excitations the effective lattice temperature of the film rises close to the Neel temperature and the charge-density wave (CDW) amplitude is reduced but does not appear to ever be fully destroyed. The persistence of the CDW diffraction signal demonstrates that the CDW, if destroyed by the laser pulse, must be reestablished within the 100-ps time resolution of the synchrotron x-ray pulses. Furthermore, at all times after photoexcitation, the CDW retains its low-temperature periodicity, rather than regenerating with its high-temperature period shortly after photoexcitation. The long-term evolution shows that the CDW reverts to its ground state on a time scale of 370 +/- 40 ps. We attribute the apparent persistence of the CDW to the long-lived periodic lattice displacement in chromium. This study highlights the fundamental role of the lattice distortion and its impact on the recondensation dynamics of the charge ordered state in strongly correlated materials.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1392381
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Singer, A., Marsh, M. J., Dietze, S. H., Uhlíř, V., Li, Y., Walko, D. A., Dufresne, E. M., Srajer, G., Cosgriff, M. P., Evans, P. G., Fullerton, E. E., and Shpyrko, O. G.. Condensation of collective charge ordering in chromium. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.115134.
Singer, A., Marsh, M. J., Dietze, S. H., Uhlíř, V., Li, Y., Walko, D. A., Dufresne, E. M., Srajer, G., Cosgriff, M. P., Evans, P. G., Fullerton, E. E., & Shpyrko, O. G.. Condensation of collective charge ordering in chromium. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.115134.
Singer, A., Marsh, M. J., Dietze, S. H., Uhlíř, V., Li, Y., Walko, D. A., Dufresne, E. M., Srajer, G., Cosgriff, M. P., Evans, P. G., Fullerton, E. E., and Shpyrko, O. G.. Sun . "Condensation of collective charge ordering in chromium". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.115134.
@article{osti_1392381,
title = {Condensation of collective charge ordering in chromium},
author = {Singer, A. and Marsh, M. J. and Dietze, S. H. and Uhlíř, V. and Li, Y. and Walko, D. A. and Dufresne, E. M. and Srajer, G. and Cosgriff, M. P. and Evans, P. G. and Fullerton, E. E. and Shpyrko, O. G.},
abstractNote = {We report on the dynamics of the structural order parameter in a chromium film using synchrotron radiation in response to photoinduced ultrafast excitations. Following transient optical excitations the effective lattice temperature of the film rises close to the Neel temperature and the charge-density wave (CDW) amplitude is reduced but does not appear to ever be fully destroyed. The persistence of the CDW diffraction signal demonstrates that the CDW, if destroyed by the laser pulse, must be reestablished within the 100-ps time resolution of the synchrotron x-ray pulses. Furthermore, at all times after photoexcitation, the CDW retains its low-temperature periodicity, rather than regenerating with its high-temperature period shortly after photoexcitation. The long-term evolution shows that the CDW reverts to its ground state on a time scale of 370 +/- 40 ps. We attribute the apparent persistence of the CDW to the long-lived periodic lattice displacement in chromium. This study highlights the fundamental role of the lattice distortion and its impact on the recondensation dynamics of the charge ordered state in strongly correlated materials.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.91.115134},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 11,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}