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Title: Thermodynamic constraints on the amplitude of quantum oscillations

Magneto-quantum oscillation experiments in high-temperature superconductors show a strong thermally induced suppression of the oscillation amplitude approaching the critical dopings [B. J. Ramshaw et al., Science 348, 317 (2014); H. Shishido et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 057008 (2010); P. Walmsley et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 257002 (2013)]—in support of a quantum-critical origin of their phase diagrams. In this paper, we suggest that, in addition to a thermodynamic mass enhancement, these experiments may directly indicate the increasing role of quantum fluctuations that suppress the quantum oscillation amplitude through inelastic scattering. Finally, we show that the traditional theoretical approaches beyond Lifshitz-Kosevich to calculate the oscillation amplitude in correlated metals result in a contradiction with the third law of thermodynamics and suggest a way to rectify this problem.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States). National High Magnetic Field Lab.
  2. Max-Planck-Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Lab. for Atomic and Solid State Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; DMR-1157490; PHY-1066293
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; cuprates; pnictides; strongly correlated systems; superconductors
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