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Title: Gapless superconductivity and the Fermi arc in the cuprates.

Abstract

We argue that the Fermi arc observed in angle-resolved photoemission measurements in underdoped cuprates can be understood as a consequence of inelastic scattering in a phase-disordered d-wave superconductor. We analyze this phenomenon in the context of strong-coupling Eliashberg theory, deriving a 'single-lifetime' model for describing the temperature evolution of the spectral gap as measured by single-particle probes such as photoemission and tunneling.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
919732
Report Number(s):
ANL/MSD/JA-60414
TRN: US200822%%479
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. B; Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CUPRATES; INELASTIC SCATTERING; PHOTOEMISSION; PROBES; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; FERMI LEVEL; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Chubukov, A. V., Norman, M. R., Millis, A. J., Abrahams, E., Materials Science Division, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia Univ., and Rutgers Univ.. Gapless superconductivity and the Fermi arc in the cuprates.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.180501.
Chubukov, A. V., Norman, M. R., Millis, A. J., Abrahams, E., Materials Science Division, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia Univ., & Rutgers Univ.. Gapless superconductivity and the Fermi arc in the cuprates.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.180501.
Chubukov, A. V., Norman, M. R., Millis, A. J., Abrahams, E., Materials Science Division, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia Univ., and Rutgers Univ.. Mon . "Gapless superconductivity and the Fermi arc in the cuprates.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.180501.
@article{osti_919732,
title = {Gapless superconductivity and the Fermi arc in the cuprates.},
author = {Chubukov, A. V. and Norman, M. R. and Millis, A. J. and Abrahams, E. and Materials Science Division and Univ. Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia Univ. and Rutgers Univ.},
abstractNote = {We argue that the Fermi arc observed in angle-resolved photoemission measurements in underdoped cuprates can be understood as a consequence of inelastic scattering in a phase-disordered d-wave superconductor. We analyze this phenomenon in the context of strong-coupling Eliashberg theory, deriving a 'single-lifetime' model for describing the temperature evolution of the spectral gap as measured by single-particle probes such as photoemission and tunneling.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.76.180501},
journal = {Phys. Rev. B},
number = 2007,
volume = 76,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}