Spin dynamics of stripes

F Kruger, S Scheidl

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Abstract

The spin dynamics of stripes in high-temperature superconductors and related compounds is studied in the framework of a spin-wave theory for a simple spin-only model. The magnon dispersion relation and the magnetic structure factor are calculated for diagonal and vertical stripes. Acoustical as well as optical bands are included in the analysis. The incommensuration and the pi resonance appear as complementary features of the band structure at different energy scales. The dependence of spin-wave velocities and resonance frequencies on the stripe spacing and coupling is calculated. At low doping, the resonance frequency is found to scale roughly inversely proportional to the stripe spacing. The favorable comparison of the results with experimental data suggests that the spin-only model provides a suitable and simple basis for calculating and understanding the spin dynamics of stripes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134512
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
Volume67
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003

Keywords

  • T-C SUPERCONDUCTORS
  • NEUTRON-SCATTERING
  • 2-DIMENSIONAL ANTIFERROMAGNET
  • MAGNETIC FLUCTUATIONS
  • EXCITATION SPECTRUM
  • ENERGY-SPECTRUM
  • CHARGE
  • LA2-XSRXCUO4
  • PHASE
  • LA1.85SR0.15CUO4

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