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Title: Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field

Abstract

Do charge modulations compete with electron pairing in high-temperature copper oxide superconductors? We investigated this question by suppressing superconductivity in a stripe-ordered cuprate compound at low temperature with high magnetic fields. With increasing field, loss of three-dimensional superconducting order is followed by reentrant two-dimensional superconductivity and then an ultraquantum metal phase. Circumstantial evidence suggests that the latter state is bosonic and associated with the charge stripes. These results provide experimental support to the theoretical perspective that local segregation of doped holes and antiferromagnetic spin correlations underlies the electron-pairing mechanism in cuprates.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  3. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1529079
Report Number(s):
BNL-211798-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Li, Yangmu, Terzic, J., Baity, P. G., Popović, Dragana, Gu, G. D., Li, Qiang, Tsvelik, A. M., and Tranquada, John M. Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav7686.
Li, Yangmu, Terzic, J., Baity, P. G., Popović, Dragana, Gu, G. D., Li, Qiang, Tsvelik, A. M., & Tranquada, John M. Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field. United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav7686.
Li, Yangmu, Terzic, J., Baity, P. G., Popović, Dragana, Gu, G. D., Li, Qiang, Tsvelik, A. M., and Tranquada, John M. Fri . "Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field". United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav7686. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529079.
@article{osti_1529079,
title = {Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field},
author = {Li, Yangmu and Terzic, J. and Baity, P. G. and Popović, Dragana and Gu, G. D. and Li, Qiang and Tsvelik, A. M. and Tranquada, John M.},
abstractNote = {Do charge modulations compete with electron pairing in high-temperature copper oxide superconductors? We investigated this question by suppressing superconductivity in a stripe-ordered cuprate compound at low temperature with high magnetic fields. With increasing field, loss of three-dimensional superconducting order is followed by reentrant two-dimensional superconductivity and then an ultraquantum metal phase. Circumstantial evidence suggests that the latter state is bosonic and associated with the charge stripes. These results provide experimental support to the theoretical perspective that local segregation of doped holes and antiferromagnetic spin correlations underlies the electron-pairing mechanism in cuprates.},
doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aav7686},
journal = {Science Advances},
number = 6,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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