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Title: Complementary Response of Static Spin-Stripe Order and Superconductivity to Nonmagnetic Impurities in Cuprates

Here, we report muon-spin rotation and neutron-scattering experiments on nonmagnetic Zn impurity effects on the static spin-stripe order and superconductivity of the La214 cuprates. Remarkably, it was found that, for samples with hole doping x≈1/8, the spin-stripe ordering temperature T so decreases linearly with Zn doping y and disappears at y≈4%, demonstrating a high sensitivity of static spin-stripe order to impurities within a CuO 2 plane. Moreover, Tso is suppressed by Zn in the same manner as the superconducting transition temperature Tc for samples near optimal hole doping. This surprisingly similar sensitivity suggests that the spin-stripe order is dependent on intertwining with superconducting correlations.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [8]
  1. Paul Scherrer Inst., Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for Muon Spin Spectroscopy; Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Paul Scherrer Inst., Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for Neutron Scattering and Imaging
  3. Paul Scherrer Inst., Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for Muon Spin Spectroscopy
  4. Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for scientific developments and novel materials
  5. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
  6. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division
  7. Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland). Physics Inst.
  8. Tbilisi State Univ., Tbilisi (Georgia). Dept. of Physics; Tbilisi State Univ., Tbilisi (Georgia). Andronikashvili Inst. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-114177-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; 200021-149486; SCOPES IZ74Z0-160484
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
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:
1376189
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1375835