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Title: Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high- T c cuprate superconductors

Upon doping, Mott insulators often exhibit symmetry breaking where charge carriers and their spins organize into patterns known as stripes. For high–transition temperature cuprate superconductors, stripes are widely suspected to exist in a fluctuating form. We used numerically exact determinant quantum Monte Carlo calculations to demonstrate dynamical stripe correlations in the three-band Hubbard model, which represents the local electronic structure of the copper-oxygen plane. Our results, which are robust to varying parameters, cluster size, and boundary conditions, support the interpretation of experimental observations such as the hourglass magnetic dispersion and the Yamada plot of incommensurability versus doping in terms of the physics of fluctuating stripes. Furthermore, these findings provide a different perspective on the intertwined orders emerging from the cuprates’ normal state.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [3] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [4] ; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab. and Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab. and Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  4. SLAC National Accelerator Lab. and Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab. and Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
award299944; AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 358; Journal Issue: 6367; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
AAAS
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1420165

Huang, Edwin W., Mendl, Christian B., Liu, Shenxiu, Johnston, Steve, Jiang, Hong -Chen, Moritz, Brian, and Devereaux, Thomas P.. Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1126/science.aak9546.
Huang, Edwin W., Mendl, Christian B., Liu, Shenxiu, Johnston, Steve, Jiang, Hong -Chen, Moritz, Brian, & Devereaux, Thomas P.. Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aak9546.
Huang, Edwin W., Mendl, Christian B., Liu, Shenxiu, Johnston, Steve, Jiang, Hong -Chen, Moritz, Brian, and Devereaux, Thomas P.. 2017. "Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aak9546.
@article{osti_1420165,
title = {Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors},
author = {Huang, Edwin W. and Mendl, Christian B. and Liu, Shenxiu and Johnston, Steve and Jiang, Hong -Chen and Moritz, Brian and Devereaux, Thomas P.},
abstractNote = {Upon doping, Mott insulators often exhibit symmetry breaking where charge carriers and their spins organize into patterns known as stripes. For high–transition temperature cuprate superconductors, stripes are widely suspected to exist in a fluctuating form. We used numerically exact determinant quantum Monte Carlo calculations to demonstrate dynamical stripe correlations in the three-band Hubbard model, which represents the local electronic structure of the copper-oxygen plane. Our results, which are robust to varying parameters, cluster size, and boundary conditions, support the interpretation of experimental observations such as the hourglass magnetic dispersion and the Yamada plot of incommensurability versus doping in terms of the physics of fluctuating stripes. Furthermore, these findings provide a different perspective on the intertwined orders emerging from the cuprates’ normal state.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aak9546},
journal = {Science},
number = 6367,
volume = 358,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}