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Title: Three energy scales in the superconducting state of hole-doped cuprates detected by electronic Raman scattering

We explore by electronic Raman scattering the superconducting state of the Bi 2Sr 2CaCu 2O 8+δ (Bi-2212) crystal by performing a fine-tuned doping study. We find three distinct energy scales in A 1g, B 1g, and B 2g symmetries which show three distinct doping dependencies. Above p=0.22, the three energies merge; below p=0.12, the A 1g scale is no longer detectable, while the B 1g and B 2g scales become constant in energy. In between, the A 1g and B 1g scales increase monotonically with underdoping, while the B 2g one exhibits a maximum at p=0.16. The three superconducting energy scales appear to be a universal feature of hole-doped cuprates. Furthermore, we propose that the nontrivial doping dependencies of the three scales originate from the Fermi-surface changes and reveal competing orders inside the superconducting dome.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. Paris Diderot-Paris, Paris Cedex (France)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Service de Physique de l'Etat Condense, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-111600-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
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
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1235854