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Quasiparticle Line Shape of Sr2RuO4 and Its Relation to Anisotropic Transport
Physical Review Letters (2003)
  • S.C. Wang, Boston College
  • H.B. Yang, Boston College
  • A.K.P. Sekharan, Boston College
  • H. Ding, Boston College
  • J.R. Engelbrecht, Boston College
  • X. Dai, Boston College
  • Z. Wang, Boston College
  • A. Kaminskiy, Universtiy of Wales-Swansea
  • T. Valla
  • Timothy E. Kidd, University of Northern Iowa
  • P.D. Johnson
The bulk-representative low-energy spectrum of Sr2RuO4 can be directly measured by angle-resolved photoemission. We find that the quasiparticle spectral line shape of Sr2RuO4 is sensitive to both temperature and momentum. Along the (0,0)(π,0) direction, both γ and β bands develop a sharp quasiparticle peak near kF at low temperatures, but as the temperature increases the spectra quickly lose coherent weight and become broad backgrounds above ∼130K, which is the metal-nonmetal crossover temperature, TM, in the c-axis resistivity. However, spectra along the (0,0)(π,π) direction evolve smoothly across TM. A simple transport model can describe both in-plane and c-axis resistivity in terms of the quasiparticle line shape. Comparisons are also made to the cuprates, with implications for two dimensionality, magnetic fluctuations, and superconductivity.
Publication Date
September 9, 2003
Citation Information
S.C. Wang, H.B. Yang, A.K.P. Sekharan, H. Ding, et al.. "Quasiparticle Line Shape of Sr2RuO4 and Its Relation to Anisotropic Transport" Physical Review Letters Vol. 92 Iss. 13 (2003)
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