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

Abstract

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.

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SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1456246
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OSTI ID: 1420165
Grant/Contract Number:  
[award299944; AC02-76SF00515]
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 358 Journal Issue: 6367]; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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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- T c cuprate superconductors. United States: N. p., 2017. 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- T c 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. Thu . "Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high- T c cuprate superconductors". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aak9546.
@article{osti_1456246,
title = {Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high- T c 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 = {11}
}

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