Model of c-axis resistivity of high cuprates

Yuyao Zha, S. Cooper, David Pines

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We propose a simple model which accounts for the major features and systematics of experiments on the c=axis resistivity, ρc for La2-xSrxCuO4, YBa2Cu3O6+x, and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. We argue that the c-axis resistivity can be separated into contributions from in-plane dephasing and the c-axis "barrier" scattering processes, with the low-temperature semiconductorlike behavior of ρc arising from the suppression of the in-plane density of states measured by in-plane magnetic Knight shift experiments. We report on predictions for ρc in impurity-doped YBa2Cu3O6+x materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8253-8256
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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