Dynamical layer decoupling in a stripe-ordered high-tc superconductor

E. Berg, E. Fradkin, E. A. Kim, S. A. Kivelson, V. Oganesyan, J. M. Tranquada, S. C. Zhang

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In the stripe-ordered state of a strongly correlated two-dimensional electronic system, under a set of special circumstances, the superconducting condensate, like the magnetic order, can occur at a nonzero wave vector corresponding to a spatial period double that of the charge order. In this case, the Josephson coupling between near neighbor planes, especially in a crystal with the special structure of La2-xBaxCuO4, vanishes identically. We propose that this is the underlying cause of the dynamical decoupling of the layers recently observed in transport measurements at x=1/8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number127003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 19 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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