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Title: What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?

Abstract

Over the course of three decades of intense study, apart from the exceptionally high critical temperature, many unusual properties of cuprates have been discovered, notably including resistivity linear in temperature, electronic Raman continuum and optical absorption extending throughout the infrared region, pseudogap, hour-glass spin excitation spectrum, etc. However, each of these features have been also observed in other materials, including some that are not even superconducting at all. Here, we describe an extensive experiment in which over 2,000 films of the La 2-xSr xCuO 4 have been synthesized and studied in detail over the course of the last twelve years. We argue here that, uniquely, in the cuprates an unusual superconducting state, that defies the standard BCS description, develops from an unusual metallic state, in which the rotational symmetry of the electron fluid is spontaneously broken.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1430864
Report Number(s):
BNL-203407-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0921-4534
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; GBMF4410
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physica. C, Superconductivity
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physica. C, Superconductivity; Journal ID: ISSN 0921-4534
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; High-temperature superconductivity; Cuprates; Molecular beam epitaxy; Superfluid density; Electronic nematicity

Citation Formats

Bozovic, I., Wu, J., He, X., and Bollinger, A. T. What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.055.
Bozovic, I., Wu, J., He, X., & Bollinger, A. T. What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.055.
Bozovic, I., Wu, J., He, X., and Bollinger, A. T. Wed . "What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.055.
@article{osti_1430864,
title = {What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?},
author = {Bozovic, I. and Wu, J. and He, X. and Bollinger, A. T.},
abstractNote = {Over the course of three decades of intense study, apart from the exceptionally high critical temperature, many unusual properties of cuprates have been discovered, notably including resistivity linear in temperature, electronic Raman continuum and optical absorption extending throughout the infrared region, pseudogap, hour-glass spin excitation spectrum, etc. However, each of these features have been also observed in other materials, including some that are not even superconducting at all. Here, we describe an extensive experiment in which over 2,000 films of the La2-xSrxCuO4 have been synthesized and studied in detail over the course of the last twelve years. We argue here that, uniquely, in the cuprates an unusual superconducting state, that defies the standard BCS description, develops from an unusual metallic state, in which the rotational symmetry of the electron fluid is spontaneously broken.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.055},
journal = {Physica. C, Superconductivity},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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