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Title: Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillations reveal a reconstructed Fermi surface near optimal doping in a thin film of the cuprate superconductor Pr 1.86 Ce 0.14 CuO 4 ± δ

In this work, we study magnetotransport properties of the electron-doped superconductor Pr 2-xCe xCuO 4±δ with x = 0.14 in magnetic fields up to 92 T, and observe Shubnikov-de Haas magnetic quantum oscillations. The oscillations display a single frequency F = 255 ± 10 T, indicating a small Fermi pocket that is ~1 % of the two-dimensional Brillouin zone and consistent with a Fermi surface reconstructed from the large holelike cylinder predicted for these layered materials. Despite the low nominal doping, all electronic properties including the effective mass and Hall effect are consistent with overdoped compounds. In conclusion, our study demonstrates that the exceptional chemical control afforded by high quality thin films will enable Fermi surface studies deep into the overdoped cuprate phase diagram.
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  1. University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation (Japan)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; TRN: US1800778
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC02-05CH11231; DMR-1157490
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; High Magnetic Field Science; high temperature superconductivity Cuprate thin films Magneto quantum oscillations
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1325294; OSTI ID: 1440940