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Title: Vestigial nematicity from spin and/or charge order in the cuprates

Nematic order has manifested itself in a variety of materials in the cuprate family. We propose an effective field theory of a layered system with incommensurate, intertwined spin- and charge-density wave (SDW and CDW) orders, each of which consists of two components related by C4 rotations. Using a variational method (which is exact in a large N limit), we study the development of nematicity from partially melting those density waves by either increasing temperature or adding quenched disorder. As temperature decreases we first find a transition to a nematic phase, but depending on the range of parameters (e.g. doping concentration) the strongest fluctuations associated with this phase reflect either proximate SDW or CDW order. We also discuss the changes in parameters that can account for the differences in the SDW-CDW interplay between the (214) family and the other hole-doped cuprates.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
DMR-1408713; AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (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:
1390600
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1377099

Nie, Laimei, Maharaj, Akash V., Fradkin, Eduardo, and Kivelson, Steven A.. Vestigial nematicity from spin and/or charge order in the cuprates. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.085142.
Nie, Laimei, Maharaj, Akash V., Fradkin, Eduardo, & Kivelson, Steven A.. Vestigial nematicity from spin and/or charge order in the cuprates. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.085142.
Nie, Laimei, Maharaj, Akash V., Fradkin, Eduardo, and Kivelson, Steven A.. 2017. "Vestigial nematicity from spin and/or charge order in the cuprates". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.085142. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1390600.
@article{osti_1390600,
title = {Vestigial nematicity from spin and/or charge order in the cuprates},
author = {Nie, Laimei and Maharaj, Akash V. and Fradkin, Eduardo and Kivelson, Steven A.},
abstractNote = {Nematic order has manifested itself in a variety of materials in the cuprate family. We propose an effective field theory of a layered system with incommensurate, intertwined spin- and charge-density wave (SDW and CDW) orders, each of which consists of two components related by C4 rotations. Using a variational method (which is exact in a large N limit), we study the development of nematicity from partially melting those density waves by either increasing temperature or adding quenched disorder. As temperature decreases we first find a transition to a nematic phase, but depending on the range of parameters (e.g. doping concentration) the strongest fluctuations associated with this phase reflect either proximate SDW or CDW order. We also discuss the changes in parameters that can account for the differences in the SDW-CDW interplay between the (214) family and the other hole-doped cuprates.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.96.085142},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 8,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}