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Title: Fermiology and electron dynamics of trilayer nickelate La 4Ni 3O 10

Layered nickelates have the potential for exotic physics similar to high T C superconducting cuprates as they have similar crystal structures and these transition metals are neighbors in the periodic table. Here we present an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) study of the trilayer nickelate La 4Ni 3O 10 revealing its electronic structure and correlations, finding strong resemblances to the cuprates as well as a few key differences. We find a large hole Fermi surface that closely resembles the Fermi surface of optimally hole-doped cuprates, including its d x2-y2 orbital character, hole filling level, and strength of electronic correlations. However, in contrast to cuprates, La 4Ni 3O 10 has no pseudogap in the d x2-y2 band, while it has an extra band of principally d 3z2-r2 orbital character, which presents a low temperature energy gap. Furthermore, these aspects drive the nickelate physics, with the differences from the cuprate electronic structure potentially shedding light on the origin of superconductivity in the cuprates.
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  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  4. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
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Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Materials Sciences and Engineering Division; USDOE; Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO)
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United States
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