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Title: Hall effect in quantum critical charge-cluster glass

Abstract

Upon doping, cuprates undergo a quantum phase transition from an insulator to a d-wave superconductor. The nature of this transition and of the insulating state is vividly debated. Here, we study the Hall effect in La 2- x Sr x CuO 4 (LSCO) samples doped near the quantum critical point at x ∼ 0.06. Dramatic fluctuations in the Hall resistance appear below T CG ∼ 1.5 K and increase as the sample is cooled down further, signaling quantum critical behavior. We explore the doping dependence of this effect in detail, by studying a combinatorial LSCO library in which the Sr content is varied in extremely fine steps, Δx ∼ 0.00008. We observe that quantum charge fluctuations wash out when superconductivity emerges but can be restored when the latter is suppressed by applying a magnetic field, showing that the two instabilities compete for the ground state.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1245494
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1245404
Report Number(s):
BNL-112017-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424; /pnas/113/16/4284.atom
Grant/Contract Number:  
MA-509-MACA; SC00112704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 113 Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; high temperature superconductors; charge glass; superconductor-to-insulator transition; quantum fluctuations; Hall effect

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Wu, Jie, Bollinger, Anthony T., Sun, Yujie, and Božović, Ivan. Hall effect in quantum critical charge-cluster glass. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519630113.
Wu, Jie, Bollinger, Anthony T., Sun, Yujie, & Božović, Ivan. Hall effect in quantum critical charge-cluster glass. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519630113.
Wu, Jie, Bollinger, Anthony T., Sun, Yujie, and Božović, Ivan. Mon . "Hall effect in quantum critical charge-cluster glass". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519630113.
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author = {Wu, Jie and Bollinger, Anthony T. and Sun, Yujie and Božović, Ivan},
abstractNote = {Upon doping, cuprates undergo a quantum phase transition from an insulator to a d-wave superconductor. The nature of this transition and of the insulating state is vividly debated. Here, we study the Hall effect in La 2- x Sr x CuO 4 (LSCO) samples doped near the quantum critical point at x ∼ 0.06. Dramatic fluctuations in the Hall resistance appear below T CG ∼ 1.5 K and increase as the sample is cooled down further, signaling quantum critical behavior. We explore the doping dependence of this effect in detail, by studying a combinatorial LSCO library in which the Sr content is varied in extremely fine steps, Δx ∼ 0.00008. We observe that quantum charge fluctuations wash out when superconductivity emerges but can be restored when the latter is suppressed by applying a magnetic field, showing that the two instabilities compete for the ground state.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1519630113},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 16,
volume = 113,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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