Spin-density wave near the vortex cores in the high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y

A. M. Mounce, S. Oh, S. Mukhopadhyay, W. P. Halperin, A. P. Reyes, P. L. Kuhns, K. Fujita, M. Ishikado, S. Uchida

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Competition with magnetism is at the heart of high-temperature superconductivity, most intensely felt near a vortex core. To investigate vortex magnetism we have developed a spatially resolved probe based upon NMR spin-lattice-relaxation spectroscopy. With this approach we have found a spin-density wave associated with the vortex core in Bi2Sr 2CaCu2O8+y, similar to checkerboard patterns in the local density of electronic states reported from scanning tunneling microscope experiments. We have determined both the spin-modulation amplitude and decay length from the vortex core in fields up to H=30T.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number057003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 3 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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