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Title: Quantizing charged magnetic domain walls: Strings on a lattice

Abstract

Recent experiments have shown the existence of an ordered stripe phase in the cuprates, suggesting that the nearby metallic phase is best described as a domain-wall fluid. As a minimal model to describe the melting of charged domain walls we introduce quantum lattice strings. This model is related to a generalized quantum spin chain. The string exhibits a rich phase diagram, containing several rough phases with low-lying excitations as well as gapped ordered phases. In this scenario the occurrence of the stripe phase is related to a transition from the quantum-rough (metal) to the classical flat phase. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Authors:
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  1. Institute Lorentz, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9506, NL-2300 RA Leiden (The Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
285975
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; PHASE DIAGRAMS; ELECTRON CORRELATION; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Eskes, H, Grimberg, R, van Saarloos, W, and Zaanen, J. Quantizing charged magnetic domain walls: Strings on a lattice. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.54.R724.
Eskes, H, Grimberg, R, van Saarloos, W, & Zaanen, J. Quantizing charged magnetic domain walls: Strings on a lattice. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.54.R724.
Eskes, H, Grimberg, R, van Saarloos, W, and Zaanen, J. Mon . "Quantizing charged magnetic domain walls: Strings on a lattice". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.54.R724.
@article{osti_285975,
title = {Quantizing charged magnetic domain walls: Strings on a lattice},
author = {Eskes, H and Grimberg, R and van Saarloos, W and Zaanen, J},
abstractNote = {Recent experiments have shown the existence of an ordered stripe phase in the cuprates, suggesting that the nearby metallic phase is best described as a domain-wall fluid. As a minimal model to describe the melting of charged domain walls we introduce quantum lattice strings. This model is related to a generalized quantum spin chain. The string exhibits a rich phase diagram, containing several rough phases with low-lying excitations as well as gapped ordered phases. In this scenario the occurrence of the stripe phase is related to a transition from the quantum-rough (metal) to the classical flat phase. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.54.R724},
journal = {Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter},
number = 2,
volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {7}
}