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Title: Stabilization of three-dimensional charge order in YBa 2Cu 3O 6+x via epitaxial growth

Abstract

Incommensurate charge order (CO) has been identified as the leading competitor of high-temperature superconductivity in all major families of layered copper oxides, but the perplexing variety of CO states in different cuprates has confounded investigations of its impact on the transport and thermodynamic properties. The three-dimensional (3D) CO observed in YBa 2Cu 3O 6+x in high magnetic fields is of particular interest, because quantum transport measurements have revealed detailed information about the corresponding Fermi surface. Here we use resonant X-ray scattering to demonstrate 3D-CO in underdoped YBa 2Cu 3O 6+x films grown epitaxially on SrTiO 3 in the absence of magnetic fields. The resonance profiles indicate that Cu sites in the charge-reservoir layers participate in the CO state, and thus efficiently transmit CO correlations between adjacent CuO 2 bilayer units. The results offer fresh perspectives for experiments elucidating the influence of 3D-CO on the electronic properties of cuprates without the need to apply high magnetic fields.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [3];  [5];  [6];  [4];  [7];  [4]
  1. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuggart (Germany); Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus BESSY II, Berlin (Germany)
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Department of Physics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Advanced Light Source (ALS); University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  3. Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus BESSY II, Berlin (Germany)
  4. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuggart (Germany)
  5. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Department of Physics
  6. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Department of Physics
  7. CIC nanoGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain); IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain); Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1466724
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: © 2018, The Author(s).; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Bluschke, M., Frano, A., Schierle, E., Putzky, D., Ghorbani, F., Ortiz, R., Suzuki, H., Christiani, G., Logvenov, G., Weschke, E., Birgeneau, R. J., da Silva Neto, E. H., Minola, M., Blanco-Canosa, S., and Keimer, B. Stabilization of three-dimensional charge order in YBa2Cu3O6+x via epitaxial growth. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05434-8.
Bluschke, M., Frano, A., Schierle, E., Putzky, D., Ghorbani, F., Ortiz, R., Suzuki, H., Christiani, G., Logvenov, G., Weschke, E., Birgeneau, R. J., da Silva Neto, E. H., Minola, M., Blanco-Canosa, S., & Keimer, B. Stabilization of three-dimensional charge order in YBa2Cu3O6+x via epitaxial growth. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05434-8.
Bluschke, M., Frano, A., Schierle, E., Putzky, D., Ghorbani, F., Ortiz, R., Suzuki, H., Christiani, G., Logvenov, G., Weschke, E., Birgeneau, R. J., da Silva Neto, E. H., Minola, M., Blanco-Canosa, S., and Keimer, B. Mon . "Stabilization of three-dimensional charge order in YBa2Cu3O6+x via epitaxial growth". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05434-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1466724.
@article{osti_1466724,
title = {Stabilization of three-dimensional charge order in YBa2Cu3O6+x via epitaxial growth},
author = {Bluschke, M. and Frano, A. and Schierle, E. and Putzky, D. and Ghorbani, F. and Ortiz, R. and Suzuki, H. and Christiani, G. and Logvenov, G. and Weschke, E. and Birgeneau, R. J. and da Silva Neto, E. H. and Minola, M. and Blanco-Canosa, S. and Keimer, B.},
abstractNote = {Incommensurate charge order (CO) has been identified as the leading competitor of high-temperature superconductivity in all major families of layered copper oxides, but the perplexing variety of CO states in different cuprates has confounded investigations of its impact on the transport and thermodynamic properties. The three-dimensional (3D) CO observed in YBa2Cu3O6+x in high magnetic fields is of particular interest, because quantum transport measurements have revealed detailed information about the corresponding Fermi surface. Here we use resonant X-ray scattering to demonstrate 3D-CO in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x films grown epitaxially on SrTiO3 in the absence of magnetic fields. The resonance profiles indicate that Cu sites in the charge-reservoir layers participate in the CO state, and thus efficiently transmit CO correlations between adjacent CuO2 bilayer units. The results offer fresh perspectives for experiments elucidating the influence of 3D-CO on the electronic properties of cuprates without the need to apply high magnetic fields.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-018-05434-8},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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