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Title: High-temperature charge density wave correlations in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4 without spin–charge locking

Abstract

Although all superconducting cuprates display charge-ordering tendencies, their low-temperature properties are distinct, impeding efforts to understand the phenomena within a single conceptual framework. While some systems exhibit stripes of charge and spin, with a locked periodicity, others host charge density waves (CDWs) without any obviously related spin order. Here we use resonant inelastic X-ray scattering to follow the evolution of charge correlations in the canonical stripe-ordered cuprate La 1.875Ba 0.125CuO 4 across its ordering transition. We find that high-temperature charge correlations are unlocked from the wavevector of the spin correlations, signaling analogies to CDW phases in various other cuprates. This indicates that stripe order at low temperatures is stabilized by the coupling of otherwise independent charge and spin density waves, with important implications for the relation between charge and spin correlations in the cuprates.

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Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Emergent Superconductivity (CES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1407841
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1412667
Report Number(s):
[BNL-114456-2017-JA]
[Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424; /pnas/114/47/12430.atom]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0012704]
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: 114 Journal Issue: 47]; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; Charge density waves; Stripes; Superconductivity; Cuprates

Citation Formats

Miao, H., Lorenzana, J., Seibold, G., Peng, Y. Y., Amorese, A., Yakhou-Harris, F., Kummer, K., Brookes, N. B., Konik, R. M., Thampy, V., Gu, G. D., Ghiringhelli, G., Braicovich, L., and Dean, M. P. M. High-temperature charge density wave correlations in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4 without spin–charge locking. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708549114.
Miao, H., Lorenzana, J., Seibold, G., Peng, Y. Y., Amorese, A., Yakhou-Harris, F., Kummer, K., Brookes, N. B., Konik, R. M., Thampy, V., Gu, G. D., Ghiringhelli, G., Braicovich, L., & Dean, M. P. M. High-temperature charge density wave correlations in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4 without spin–charge locking. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708549114.
Miao, H., Lorenzana, J., Seibold, G., Peng, Y. Y., Amorese, A., Yakhou-Harris, F., Kummer, K., Brookes, N. B., Konik, R. M., Thampy, V., Gu, G. D., Ghiringhelli, G., Braicovich, L., and Dean, M. P. M. Tue . "High-temperature charge density wave correlations in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4 without spin–charge locking". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708549114.
@article{osti_1407841,
title = {High-temperature charge density wave correlations in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4 without spin–charge locking},
author = {Miao, H. and Lorenzana, J. and Seibold, G. and Peng, Y. Y. and Amorese, A. and Yakhou-Harris, F. and Kummer, K. and Brookes, N. B. and Konik, R. M. and Thampy, V. and Gu, G. D. and Ghiringhelli, G. and Braicovich, L. and Dean, M. P. M.},
abstractNote = {Although all superconducting cuprates display charge-ordering tendencies, their low-temperature properties are distinct, impeding efforts to understand the phenomena within a single conceptual framework. While some systems exhibit stripes of charge and spin, with a locked periodicity, others host charge density waves (CDWs) without any obviously related spin order. Here we use resonant inelastic X-ray scattering to follow the evolution of charge correlations in the canonical stripe-ordered cuprate La1.875Ba0.125CuO4 across its ordering transition. We find that high-temperature charge correlations are unlocked from the wavevector of the spin correlations, signaling analogies to CDW phases in various other cuprates. This indicates that stripe order at low temperatures is stabilized by the coupling of otherwise independent charge and spin density waves, with important implications for the relation between charge and spin correlations in the cuprates.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1708549114},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = [47],
volume = [114],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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