Suppression of the Charge-Density-Wave State in [Formula presented] by Calcium Doping

T. Vuletić, B. Korin-Hamzić, S. Tomić, B. Gorshunov, P. Haas, T. Rõõm, M. Dressel, J. Akimitsu, T. Sasaki, T. Nagata

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The charge response in the spin chain and/or ladder compound [Formula presented] is characterized by dc resistivity, low-frequency dielectric spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy. We identify a phase transition below which a charge-density wave (CDW) develops in the ladder arrays. Calcium doping suppresses this phase with the transition temperature decreasing from 210 K for [Formula presented] to 10 K for [Formula presented], and the CDW gap from 130 meV down to 3 meV, respectively. This suppression is due to the worsened nesting originating from the increase of the interladder tight-binding hopping integrals, as well as from disorder introduced at the Sr sites. These results altogether speak in favor of two-dimensional superconductivity under pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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