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Title: Using uniaxial stress to probe the relationship between competing superconducting states in a cuprate with spin-stripe order

Abstract

In this work, we report muon spin rotation and magnetic susceptibility experiments on in-plane stress effects on the static spin-stripe order and superconductivity in the cuprate system La2-xBaxCuO4 with x = 0.115. An extremely low uniaxial stress of ~0.1 GPa induces a substantial decrease in the magnetic volume fraction and a dramatic rise in the onset of 3D superconductivity, from ~10 to 32 K; however,the onset of at-least-2D superconductivity is much less sensitive to stress. These results show not only that large-volume-fraction spin-stripe order is anti-correlated with 3D superconducting (SC) coherence, but also that these states are energetically very finely balanced. Moreover, the onset temperatures of 3D superconductivity and spin-stripe order are very similar in the large stress regime. Furthermore, these results strongly suggest a similar pairing mechanism for spin-stripe order, the spatially-modulated 2D and uniform 3D SC orders, imposing an important constraint on theoretical models.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for Muon Spin Spectroscopy
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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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)
OSTI Identifier:
1647002
Report Number(s):
BNL-216243-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 125; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Guguchia, Z, and Tranquada, John M. Using uniaxial stress to probe the relationship between competing superconducting states in a cuprate with spin-stripe order. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.097005.
Guguchia, Z, & Tranquada, John M. Using uniaxial stress to probe the relationship between competing superconducting states in a cuprate with spin-stripe order. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.097005
Guguchia, Z, and Tranquada, John M. Thu . "Using uniaxial stress to probe the relationship between competing superconducting states in a cuprate with spin-stripe order". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.097005.
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abstractNote = {In this work, we report muon spin rotation and magnetic susceptibility experiments on in-plane stress effects on the static spin-stripe order and superconductivity in the cuprate system La2-xBaxCuO4 with x = 0.115. An extremely low uniaxial stress of ~0.1 GPa induces a substantial decrease in the magnetic volume fraction and a dramatic rise in the onset of 3D superconductivity, from ~10 to 32 K; however,the onset of at-least-2D superconductivity is much less sensitive to stress. These results show not only that large-volume-fraction spin-stripe order is anti-correlated with 3D superconducting (SC) coherence, but also that these states are energetically very finely balanced. Moreover, the onset temperatures of 3D superconductivity and spin-stripe order are very similar in the large stress regime. Furthermore, these results strongly suggest a similar pairing mechanism for spin-stripe order, the spatially-modulated 2D and uniform 3D SC orders, imposing an important constraint on theoretical models.},
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year = {2020},
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