A spatial interpretation of emerging superconductivity in lightly doped cuprates

Guy Deutscher, Pierre Gilles de Gennes

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Abstract

The formation of domains comprising alternating 'hole rich' and 'hole poor' ladders recently observed by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy by Kohsaka et al., on lightly hole doped cuprates, is interpreted in terms of an attractive mechanism which favors the presence of doped holes on Cu sites located each on one side of an oxygen atom. This mechanism leads to a geometrical pattern of alternating hole-rich and hole-poor ladders with a periodicity equal to 4 times the lattice spacing in the CuO plane, as observed experimentally. To cite this article: G. Deutscher, P.-G. de Gennes, C. R. Physique 8 (2007).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-941
Number of pages5
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Volume8
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Cuprates
  • Domains
  • Electron-phonon interactions
  • Pairing
  • Superconductors

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