Spin Fluctuations in the Underdoped High-Tc Cuprate La1.93Sr0.07CuO4

Haruhiro Hiraka, Yasuo Endoh, Masaki Fujita, Young S. Lee, Jiri Kulda, Alexandre Ivanov, Robert J. Birgeneau

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We performed magnetic inelastic neutron-scattering experiments on La1.93Sr0.07CuO4 over a wide range of ω and T; 2 ≤ ω ≤ 44 meV and 1.5 ≤ T < 300 K. The dynamic susceptibility cursive chi″ (q, ω) of this underdoped high-Tc superconductor (Tc = 17K) is characterized by broad, incommensurate peaks. Here, the incommensurate wavevector δω is approximately 0.07 reciprocal lattice units at low T and ω. The superconducting phase does not possess an observable gap in the spin excitation spectrum down to at least 2 meV. Scaling behavior is demonstrated for the Q-integrated energy spectrum cursive chi″(ω)T with respect to (ω/kBT). This scaling establishes a connnection between the magnetic excitations of the compositions on either side of the insulator-superconductor boundary in the La2-cursive greek chiSrcursive greek chiCuO4 phase diagram. We note a possible cross-over from an incommensurate to a commensurate response for ω > 20 meV or T > 300 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-858
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Generalized susceptibility
  • Incommensurate to commensurate transition
  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • LaSrCuO
  • Scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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