Probing momentum-dependent scattering in uniaxially stressed Sr2RuO4 through the Hall effect

P.-Y. Yang, H.M.L. Noad, M.E. Barber, N. Kikugawa, D.A. Sokolov, A.P. Mackenzie, C.W. Hicks

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The largest Fermi surface sheet of the correlated metal Sr2RuO4 can be driven through a Lifshitz transition between an electronlike and an open geometry by uniaxial stress applied along the [100] lattice direction. Here, we investigate the effect of this transition on the longitudinal resistivity ρxx and the Hall coefficient RH. ρxx(T), when Sr2RuO4 is tuned to this transition, is found to have a T2logT form, as expected for a Fermi liquid tuned to a Lifshitz transition. RH is found to become more negative as the Fermi surface transitions from an electronlike to an open geometry, opposite to general expectations from this change in topology. The magnitude of the change in RH implies that scattering changes throughout the Brillouin zone, not just at the point in k space where the transition occurs. In a model of orbital-dependent scattering, the electron-electron scattering rate on sections of Fermi surface with xy orbital weight is found to decrease dramatically.
Original languageEnglish
Article number036301
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
Early online date17 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2023


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