Revisiting the 63Cu NMR Signature of Charge Order in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4

Takashi Imai, Philip M. Singer, Alexandre Arsenault, Masaki Fujita

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We use single crystal 63Cu NMR techniques to revisit the early 63Cu NQR signature of charge order observed for La1.875Ba0.125CuO4(Tc = 4 K) [A. W. Hunt et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4300 (1999)]. We show that the growth of spin correlations is accelerated below ∼80 K, where the inverse Laplace transform (ILT) T1 analysis of the 139La NMR spinlattice relaxation curve recently uncovered emergence of the slow components in the lattice and=or charge fluctuations [P. M. Singer et al., Phys. Rev. B 101, 174508 (2020)]. From the accurate measurements of the 63Cu NMR signal intensity, spin echo decay M(2τ), spin-lattice relaxation rate 631/T1, and its density distribution function P(631/T1), we also demonstrate that charge order at Tcharge≃ 54K turns on strong enhancement of spin fluctuations within charge ordered domains, thereby making the CuO2planes extremely inhomogeneous. The charge ordered domains grow quickly below Tcharge, and the volume fraction FCA of the canonical domains unaffected by charge order gradually diminishes by ∼35 K. This finding agrees with our independent estimations of FCAbased entirely on the 139La ILTT1analyses, but is in a stark contrast with much slower growth of charge ordered domains observed for La1.885Sr0.115CuO4from its Tcharge≃ 80K to Tc≃ 30 K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034705
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 15

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