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Title: Decrease of d -wave pairing strength in spite of the persistence of magnetic excitations in the overdoped Hubbard model

Evidence for the presence of high-energy magnetic excitations in overdoped La 2–xSr xCuO 4 (LSCO) has raised questions regarding the role of spin fluctuations in the pairing mechanism. If they remain present in overdoped LSCO, why does T c decrease in this doping regime? Here, using results for the dynamic spin susceptibility Imχ(q,ω) obtained from a determinantal quantum Monte Carlo calculation for the Hubbard model, we address this question. We find that while high-energy magnetic excitations persist in the overdoped regime, they lack the momentum to scatter pairs between the antinodal regions. Finally, it is the decrease in the spectral weight at large momentum transfer, not observed by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, which leads to a reduction in the d-wave spin-fluctuation pairing strength.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [3] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., and Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1374383
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1371606; OSTI ID: 1407784

Huang, Edwin W., Scalapino, Douglas J., Maier, Thomas A., Moritz, Brian, and Devereaux, Thomas P.. Decrease of d -wave pairing strength in spite of the persistence of magnetic excitations in the overdoped Hubbard model. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.020503.
Huang, Edwin W., Scalapino, Douglas J., Maier, Thomas A., Moritz, Brian, & Devereaux, Thomas P.. Decrease of d -wave pairing strength in spite of the persistence of magnetic excitations in the overdoped Hubbard model. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.020503.
Huang, Edwin W., Scalapino, Douglas J., Maier, Thomas A., Moritz, Brian, and Devereaux, Thomas P.. 2017. "Decrease of d -wave pairing strength in spite of the persistence of magnetic excitations in the overdoped Hubbard model". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.020503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374383.
@article{osti_1374383,
title = {Decrease of d -wave pairing strength in spite of the persistence of magnetic excitations in the overdoped Hubbard model},
author = {Huang, Edwin W. and Scalapino, Douglas J. and Maier, Thomas A. and Moritz, Brian and Devereaux, Thomas P.},
abstractNote = {Evidence for the presence of high-energy magnetic excitations in overdoped La2–xSrxCuO4 (LSCO) has raised questions regarding the role of spin fluctuations in the pairing mechanism. If they remain present in overdoped LSCO, why does Tc decrease in this doping regime? Here, using results for the dynamic spin susceptibility Imχ(q,ω) obtained from a determinantal quantum Monte Carlo calculation for the Hubbard model, we address this question. We find that while high-energy magnetic excitations persist in the overdoped regime, they lack the momentum to scatter pairs between the antinodal regions. Finally, it is the decrease in the spectral weight at large momentum transfer, not observed by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, which leads to a reduction in the d-wave spin-fluctuation pairing strength.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.96.020503},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 2,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}