Failure of scattering interference in the pseudogap state of cuprate superconductors

S. Misra, M. Vershinin, P. Phillips, A. Yazdani

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We calculate scattering interference patterns for various electronic states proposed for the pseudogap regime of the cuprate superconductors. The scattering interference models all produce patterns whose wavelength changes as a function of energy, in contradiction to the energy-independent wavelength seen by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments in the pseudogap state. This suggests that the patterns seen in STM local density of states measurements are not due to scattering interference, but are rather the result of some form of ordering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220503
Pages (from-to)220503-1-220503-4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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