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Crossover from Collective to Incoherent Spin Excitations in Superconducting Cuprates Probed by Detuned Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering

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Haverkort,  M. W.
Maurits Haverkort, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Minola, M., Lu, Y., Peng, Y. Y., Dellea, G., Gretarsson, H., Haverkort, M. W., et al. (2017). Crossover from Collective to Incoherent Spin Excitations in Superconducting Cuprates Probed by Detuned Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering. Physical Review Letters, 119(9): 097001, pp. 1-6. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.097001.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-F1D0-3
Abstract
Spin excitations in the overdoped high temperature superconductors Tl2Ba2CuO6+delta and (Bi,Pb)(2)(Sr,La)(2)CuO6+delta were investigated by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) as functions of doping and detuning of the incoming photon energy above the Cu-L-3 absorption peak. The RIXS spectra at optimal doping are dominated by a paramagnon feature with peak energy independent of photon energy, similar to prior results on underdoped cuprates. Beyond optimal doping, the RIXS data indicate a sharp crossover to a regime with a strong contribution from incoherent particle-hole excitations whose maximum shows a fluorescencelike shift upon detuning. The spectra of both compound families are closely similar, and their salient features are reproduced by exact-diagonalization calculations of the single-band Hubbard model on a finite cluster. The results are discussed in the light of recent transport experiments indicating a quantum phase transition near optimal doping.