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Title: Pairing, pseudogap and Fermi arcs in cuprates

We use Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) to study the relationship between the pseudogap, pairing and Fermi arcs in cuprates. High quality data measured over a wide range of dopings reveals a consistent picture of Fermiology and pairing in these materials. The pseudogap is due to an ordered state that competes with superconductivity rather than preformed pairs. Pairing does occur below T pair ~ 150K and significantly above T c, but well below T* and the doping dependence of this temperature scale is distinct from that of the pseudogap. The d-wave gap is present below T pair, and its interplay with strong scattering creates “artificial” Fermi arcs for T c ≤ T ≤ T pair. However, above T pair, the pseudogap exists only at the antipodal region. This leads to presence of real, gapless Fermi arcs close to the node. The length of these arcs remains constant up to T*, where the full Fermi surface is recovered. As a result, we demonstrate that these findings resolve a number of seemingly contradictory scenarios.
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  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Tokyo, Chiba (Japan)
  3. Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1478-6435; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Philosophical Magazine (2003, Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Philosophical Magazine (2003, Print); Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 5-6; Journal ID: ISSN 1478-6435
Taylor & Francis
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
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; cuprates; high temperature superconductivity; pairing; Fermi arcs
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