Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1308.0987 (Wei Chen et al.)

Implications of Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering Data for Theoretical
Models of Cuprates

Wei Chen, Oleg P. Sushkov
There are two commonly discussed points of view in theoretical description of cuprate superconductors, (i) Cuprates can be described by the modified t-J model. (ii) Overdoped cuprates are close to the regime of normal Fermi liquid (NFL). We argue that recent resonant inelastic X-ray scattering data challenge both points. While the modified t-J model describes well the strongly underdoped regime, it fails to describe high energy magnetic excitations when approaching optimal doping. This probably indicates failure of the Zhang-Rice singlet picture. In the overdoped regime the momentum-integrated spin structure factor S(\omega) has the same intensity and energy distribution as that in an undoped parent compound. This implies that the entire spin spectral sum rule is saturated at \omega ~ 2J, while in a NFL the spectral weight should saturate only at the total bandwidth which is much larger than 2J.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0987

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