Synthesis of the phenomenology of the underdoped cuprates
Author(s)Senthil, Todadri; Lee, Patrick A.
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The underdoped cuprates have a number of interesting and unusual properties that often seem hard to reconcile with one another. In this paper we show how many of these diverse phenomena can be synthesized into a single coherent theoretical picture. Specifically we present a description where a pseudogap and gapless Fermi arcs exist in the normal state above the superconducting transition temperature (T[subscript c]) but give way to the observed quantum oscillations and other phenomena at low temperature when the superconductivity is suppressed by a magnetic field. We show the consistency between these phenomena and observations of enhanced Nernst and diamagnetic signals above T[subscript c]. We also develop a description of the vortex core inside the superconducting state and discuss its relation with the high-field phenomena.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Senthil, T. , and Patrick A. Lee. “Synthesis of the phenomenology of the underdoped cuprates.” Physical Review B 79.24 (2009): 245116. (C) 2010 The American Physical Society.
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