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Title: A unified form of low-energy nodal electronic interactions in hole-doped cuprate superconductors

Abstract

Using angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements of Bi 2Sr 2CaCu 2O 8+δ over a wide range of doping levels, we present a universal form for the non-Fermi liquid electronic interactions in the nodal direction in the exotic normal state phase. It is described by a continuously varying power law exponent versus energy and temperature (hence named a Power Law Liquid or PLL), which with doping varies smoothly from a quadratic Fermi Liquid in the overdoped regime, to a linear Marginal Fermi Liquid at optimal doping, to a non-quasiparticle non-Fermi Liquid in the underdoped regime. The coupling strength is essentially constant across all regimes and is consistent with Planckian dissipation. Using the extracted PLL parameters we reproduce the experimental optics and resistivity over a wide range of doping and normal-state temperature values, including the T* pseudogap temperature scale observed in the resistivity curves. This breaks the direct link to the pseudogapping of antinodal spectral weight observed at similar temperature scales and gives an alternative direction for searches of the microscopic mechanism.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [4];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [5];  [5]; ORCiD logo [5];  [6];  [6];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  3. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
  4. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China)
  5. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  6. AIST Tsukuba Central 2, Ibaraki (Japan)
Publication Date:
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:
1581516
Report Number(s):
BNL-212502-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; FG02-03ER46066; AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Reber, Ted J., Zhou, Xiaoqing, Plumb, N. C., Parham, S., Waugh, J. A., Cao, Y., Sun, Z., Li, H., Wang, Q., Wen, J. S., Xu, Z. J., Gu, Genda, Yoshida, Y., Eisaki, H., Arnold, G. B., and Dessau, D. S. A unified form of low-energy nodal electronic interactions in hole-doped cuprate superconductors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13497-4.
Reber, Ted J., Zhou, Xiaoqing, Plumb, N. C., Parham, S., Waugh, J. A., Cao, Y., Sun, Z., Li, H., Wang, Q., Wen, J. S., Xu, Z. J., Gu, Genda, Yoshida, Y., Eisaki, H., Arnold, G. B., & Dessau, D. S. A unified form of low-energy nodal electronic interactions in hole-doped cuprate superconductors. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13497-4.
Reber, Ted J., Zhou, Xiaoqing, Plumb, N. C., Parham, S., Waugh, J. A., Cao, Y., Sun, Z., Li, H., Wang, Q., Wen, J. S., Xu, Z. J., Gu, Genda, Yoshida, Y., Eisaki, H., Arnold, G. B., and Dessau, D. S. Mon . "A unified form of low-energy nodal electronic interactions in hole-doped cuprate superconductors". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13497-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581516.
@article{osti_1581516,
title = {A unified form of low-energy nodal electronic interactions in hole-doped cuprate superconductors},
author = {Reber, Ted J. and Zhou, Xiaoqing and Plumb, N. C. and Parham, S. and Waugh, J. A. and Cao, Y. and Sun, Z. and Li, H. and Wang, Q. and Wen, J. S. and Xu, Z. J. and Gu, Genda and Yoshida, Y. and Eisaki, H. and Arnold, G. B. and Dessau, D. S.},
abstractNote = {Using angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ over a wide range of doping levels, we present a universal form for the non-Fermi liquid electronic interactions in the nodal direction in the exotic normal state phase. It is described by a continuously varying power law exponent versus energy and temperature (hence named a Power Law Liquid or PLL), which with doping varies smoothly from a quadratic Fermi Liquid in the overdoped regime, to a linear Marginal Fermi Liquid at optimal doping, to a non-quasiparticle non-Fermi Liquid in the underdoped regime. The coupling strength is essentially constant across all regimes and is consistent with Planckian dissipation. Using the extracted PLL parameters we reproduce the experimental optics and resistivity over a wide range of doping and normal-state temperature values, including the T* pseudogap temperature scale observed in the resistivity curves. This breaks the direct link to the pseudogapping of antinodal spectral weight observed at similar temperature scales and gives an alternative direction for searches of the microscopic mechanism.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-019-13497-4},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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