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  Atomic-scale electronic structure of the cuprate pair density wave state coexisting with superconductivity

Choubey, P., Joo, S. H., Fujita, K., Du, Z., Edkins, S. D., Hamidian, M. H., et al. (2020). Atomic-scale electronic structure of the cuprate pair density wave state coexisting with superconductivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(26), 14805-14811. doi:10.1073/pnas.2002429117.

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Choubey, Peayush1, Author
Joo, Sang Hyun1, Author
Fujita, K.1, Author
Du, Zengyi1, Author
Edkins, S. D.1, Author
Hamidian, M. H.1, Author
Eisaki, H.1, Author
Uchida, S.1, Author
Mackenzie, A. P.2, Author           
Lee, Jinho1, Author
Davis, J. C. Séamus1, Author
Hirschfeld, P. J.1, Author
1External Organizations, ou_persistent22              
2Andrew Mackenzie, Physics of Quantum Materials, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society, ou_1863463              


Free keywords: cuprate pseudogap, pair density wave state, quasiparticle interference, article, prediction, scanning tunneling microscopy, superconductivity, theoretical study
 Abstract: The defining characteristic of hole-doped cuprates is d-wave high temperature superconductivity. However, intense theoretical interest is now focused on whether a pair density wave state (PDW) could coexist with cuprate superconductivity [D. F. Agterberg et al., Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 11, 231 (2020)]. Here, we use a strong-coupling mean-field theory of cuprates, to model the atomic-scale electronic structure of an eight-unit-cell periodic, d-symmetry form factor, pair density wave (PDW) state coexisting with d-wave superconductivity (DSC). From this PDW + DSC model, the atomically resolved density of Bogoliubov quasiparticle states [Formula: see text] is predicted at the terminal BiO surface of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 and compared with high-precision electronic visualization experiments using spectroscopic imaging scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The PDW + DSC model predictions include the intraunit-cell structure and periodic modulations of [Formula: see text], the modulations of the coherence peak energy [Formula: see text] and the characteristics of Bogoliubov quasiparticle interference in scattering-wavevector space [Formula: see text] Consistency between all these predictions and the corresponding experiments indicates that lightly hole-doped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 does contain a PDW + DSC state. Moreover, in the model the PDW + DSC state becomes unstable to a pure DSC state at a critical hole density p*, with empirically equivalent phenomena occurring in the experiments. All these results are consistent with a picture in which the cuprate translational symmetry-breaking state is a PDW, the observed charge modulations are its consequence, the antinodal pseudogap is that of the PDW state, and the cuprate critical point at p* ≈ 19% occurs due to disappearance of this PDW. Copyright © 2020 the Author(s). Published by PNAS.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-06-162020-06-16
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2002429117
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Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  Other : Proc. Acad. Sci. USA
  Other : Proc. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
  Other : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  Abbreviation : PNAS
Source Genre: Journal
Publ. Info: Washington, D.C. : National Academy of Sciences
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 117 (26) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 14805 - 14811 Identifier: ISSN: 0027-8424
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925427230