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Stripe Ordering in the Cuprates Leland Harriger Homework Project for Solid State II Instructor: Elbio Dagotto Physics Dept., University of Tennessee at Knoxville Spring 2009

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What is Stripe Ordering? A periodic modulation of charge and spin. Modulation of charge and spin are related by the phase boundary. Result: Spin periodicity is twice that of charge periodicity

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Why does Stripe Ordering Occur?

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The Distance that Separates.

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Scattering Basics (Preclude to testing for stripe ordering.)

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Magnetic Scattering

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Reciprocal Space of CuO 4 in the Presence of Stripe Ordering. Big Circles are nuclear Bragg peaks. Small plusses are magnetic Bragg peaks. Other symbols are incommensurate spreading of peaks due to stripe ordering.

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Estimate of δ as a function of x.

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Neutron Scattering The triple axis spectrometer is very versatile for measurements of bulk solids. Q-scans (ie: momentum transfer) Both elastic and inelastic Typically performed at a fixed energy transfer. Energy Scans Set E=0 for elastic scans Typically performed at a fixed Q.

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What Proof do We have of Stripe Ordering?

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What does Stripe Ordering Mean for Superconductivity?

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