Large in-plane elastic scattering due to Cu-vacancies in an electron doped superconductor

S. Kunwar, F. C. Niestemski, V. Madhavan

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High transition temperature (high-Tc) superconductivity arises in cuprate materials when sufficient holes or electrons are doped into the CuO2 layers of their antiferromagnetic (AF) insulating parent compounds. While hole doping immediately turns the material superconducting, mere electron doping is not enough to induce superconductivity in some of the cuprates which need to be annealed in a low oxygen environment in order to induce superconductivity. In this work we analyse STM spectra on an electron doped superconductor, Pr1-xLaCexCuO4±δ(PLCCO), and show that compared to their hole doped counterparts, these electron-doped materials show a significant in-plane elastic scattering component. Since the copper deficiencies are intrinsic to PLCCO these could be the main source of the high in-plane scattering rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012008
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity, M2S 2012 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 3 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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