Competition between charge-density waves and superconductivity in striped systems

Enrico Arrigoni, Eduardo Fradkin, Steven A. Kivelson

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Switching on interchain coupling in a system of one-dimensional strongly interacting chains often leads to an ordered state. Quite generally, there is a competition between an insulating charge-density wave and a superconducting state. In the case of repulsive interactions, a charge-density wave usually wins over superconductivity. Here, we show that a suitable modulation in the form of a period 4 bond-centered stripe can reverse this balance even in the repulsive case and produce a superconducting state with relatively high temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Apr 30 2005


  • Competing phases
  • Quasi-one-dimensional systems
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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