Interlayer c-axis transport in the normal state of cuprates

Misha Turlakov, Anthony J. Leggett

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A theoretical model of c-axis transport properties in cuprates is proposed. Interplane and in-plane charge fluctuations make hopping between planes incoherent and diffusive (the in-plane momentum is not conserved after tunneling). The non-Drude optical conductivity σc(ω) and the power-law temperature dependence of the dc conductivity are generically explained by the strong fluctuations excited in the process of tunneling. Several microscopic models of the charge fluctuation spectrum are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064518
Pages (from-to)645181-645188
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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