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Title: Magnetic field–induced pair density wave state in the cuprate vortex halo

Abstract

High magnetic fields suppress cuprate superconductivity to reveal an unusual density wave (DW) state coexisting with unexplained quantum oscillations. Although routinely labeled a charge density wave (CDW), this DW state could actually be an electron-pair density wave (PDW). To search for evidence of a field-induced PDW, we visualized modulations in the density of electronic states N ( r ) within the halo surrounding Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8 vortex cores. We detected numerous phenomena predicted for a field-induced PDW, including two sets of particle-hole symmetric N ( r ) modulations with wave vectors Q P and 2 Q P , with the latter decaying twice as rapidly from the core as the former. These data imply that the primary field-induced state in underdoped superconducting cuprates is a PDW, with approximately eight CuO 2 unit-cell periodicity and coexisting with its secondary CDWs.

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Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1547160
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1546042
Report Number(s):
BNL-211893-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075; /sci/364/6444/976.atom
Grant/Contract Number:  
DEAC02-98CH10886; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 364 Journal Issue: 6444; 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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Edkins, S. D., Kostin, A., Fujita, K., Mackenzie, A. P., Eisaki, H., Uchida, S., Sachdev, Subir, Lawler, Michael J., Kim, E. -A., Séamus Davis, J. C., and Hamidian, M. H. Magnetic field–induced pair density wave state in the cuprate vortex halo. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aat1773.
Edkins, S. D., Kostin, A., Fujita, K., Mackenzie, A. P., Eisaki, H., Uchida, S., Sachdev, Subir, Lawler, Michael J., Kim, E. -A., Séamus Davis, J. C., & Hamidian, M. H. Magnetic field–induced pair density wave state in the cuprate vortex halo. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aat1773.
Edkins, S. D., Kostin, A., Fujita, K., Mackenzie, A. P., Eisaki, H., Uchida, S., Sachdev, Subir, Lawler, Michael J., Kim, E. -A., Séamus Davis, J. C., and Hamidian, M. H. Thu . "Magnetic field–induced pair density wave state in the cuprate vortex halo". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aat1773.
@article{osti_1547160,
title = {Magnetic field–induced pair density wave state in the cuprate vortex halo},
author = {Edkins, S. D. and Kostin, A. and Fujita, K. and Mackenzie, A. P. and Eisaki, H. and Uchida, S. and Sachdev, Subir and Lawler, Michael J. and Kim, E. -A. and Séamus Davis, J. C. and Hamidian, M. H.},
abstractNote = {High magnetic fields suppress cuprate superconductivity to reveal an unusual density wave (DW) state coexisting with unexplained quantum oscillations. Although routinely labeled a charge density wave (CDW), this DW state could actually be an electron-pair density wave (PDW). To search for evidence of a field-induced PDW, we visualized modulations in the density of electronic states N ( r ) within the halo surrounding Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8 vortex cores. We detected numerous phenomena predicted for a field-induced PDW, including two sets of particle-hole symmetric N ( r ) modulations with wave vectors Q P and 2 Q P , with the latter decaying twice as rapidly from the core as the former. These data imply that the primary field-induced state in underdoped superconducting cuprates is a PDW, with approximately eight CuO 2 unit-cell periodicity and coexisting with its secondary CDWs.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aat1773},
journal = {Science},
number = 6444,
volume = 364,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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