Charge-density-wave order takes over antiferromagnetism in Bi2Sr2-x la x CuO6 superconductors

S. Kawasaki, Z. Li, M. Kitahashi, C. T. Lin, P. L. Kuhns, A. P. Reyes, Guo Qing Zheng

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Superconductivity appears in the cuprates when a spin order is destroyed, while the role of charge is less known. Recently, charge density wave (CDW) was found below the superconducting dome in YBa2Cu3O y when a high magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the CuO2 plane, which was suggested to arise from incipient CDW in the vortex cores that becomes overlapped. Here by 63Cu-nuclear magnetic resonance, we report the discovery of CDW induced by an in-plane field, setting in above the dome in single-layered Bi2Sr2-x La x CuO6. The onset temperature T CDW takes over the antiferromagnetic order temperature T N beyond a critical doping level at which superconductivity starts to emerge, and scales with the pseudogap temperature T. These results provide important insights into the relationship between spin order, CDW and the pseudogap, and their connections to high-temperature superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1267
JournalNature communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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