Stripes in the News
The following are news items that have a connection with charge stripes
in copper-oxide superconductors. Some of the links are to
journal archives that require a subscription to gain access.
Rush Hour in the World of Electrons March 9, 2007
Perspective by Jan Zaanen on a scanning tunneling spectroscopy study of
one-dimensionally modulated structures in the electronic density of
states of Bi2Sr2Dy0.2Ca0.8O8+d
and Ca1.88Na0.12CuO2Cl2 by
Séamus Davis' group [Science 315, 1380 (2007)].
Unlocking the Secrets of High-temperature
Science Daily reports on Brookhaven studies of stripes in cuprate
superconductors (with a photo of Genda).
'Stripes' and Superconductivity: Two Faces
of the Same Coin? December
Science Daily covers the paper from Tony Valla and coworkers [Science 314,
1914 (2006)] using photoemission and scanning tunneling microscopy
to detect a d-wave-like gap in stripe-ordered La1.875Ba0.125CuO4.
Quantum stripe search April 27, 2006
News and Views article by Jan Zaanen on the connection between dynamic
stripes and anomalies in lattice vibrations, relevant to the neutron
study of phonon anomalies by Reznik et
al. [Nature 440, 1170 (2006)].
Research On “Holes” May Unearth Causes Of
Science Daily covers
observation of charge order in
Sr(14)Cu(24)O(41) by resonant soft-x-ray diffraction [Nature (Oct. 28,
add to superconducting mystery October 2004
Brief story on two x-ray scattering studies [PRL 93, 157007 and 157008 (2004)] of
structural modulations in YBa(2)Cu(3)O(6+x) that are pretty
clearly associated with ordering and vacancies of Cu-O chains.
While a possible connection with charge stripes had previously
been proposed, the doping dependence of the modulation period is quite
different, and the local displacements are quite large.
Experiments Highlight Universal Behavior in Copper Oxide
Superconductors (pdf) September
Search and Discovery article by Barbara Levi [Physics Today 57:9, 24 (2004)] covering the
scanning tunneling spectroscopy observations of checkerboard structures
in Ca(1-x)Na(x)CuO(2)Cl(2) by Hanaguri et al., and neutron scattering
studies of magnetic excitations in YBa(2)Cu(3)O(6.6) by Hayden et al. and in
La(1.875)Ba(0.125)CuO(4) by Tranquada et
in search for theory of superconductivity June 2004
Brief report on PhysicsWeb of latest neutron scattering results on
magnetic excitations above and below the resonance energy in
YBa(2)Cu(3)O(6.6) [Nature 429, 531 (2004)] and
429, 534 (2004)].
Fluid 'Stripes' May Be Essential For
High-temperature Superconductivity (June
4, 2004) Science Daily covers the same LBCO result.
Cuprates Earned Their Stripes? March 26,
by Mike Norman [Science 303, 1985 (2004)] discussing the
scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) observation of spatial
modulations in the density of states of Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8+d) at
temperatures above the superconducting transition by Vershinin et al., Science 303, 1995 (2004).
Pebbles in the nodal pond April 10,
News and Views article by Jan Zaanen [Nature
422, 569 (2003)] on the
scanning-tunneling-spectroscopy study of spatial modulations of the
electronic density of states in Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8+d) by McElroy et al. [Nature 422, 592 (2003)], with
comments on possible connections with stripes.
Theory Beset by Quantum Waves
July 26, 2002
News article by
Adrian Cho [Science
297, 499 (2002)] covering the
controversy over the interpretation of low-temperature
density-of-states spatial modulations observed by scanning tunneling
spectroscopy, particularly the differing perspectives from the groups
of Seamus Davis and Aharon Kapitulnik. Also mentions the
nonobservation of stripe diffraction using soft-x-ray resonant
diffraction on a thin film of La(2)CuO(4+d) by Peter Abbamonte and
star role for stripes June
A short Physics in Action article by Tranquada discussing the
significance of a study by Hoffman et
al. [Science 295, 466 (2002)] in which they
detected (by scanning tunneling spectroscopy) spatial modulations of
the local density-of-states (with a period of 4a) associated with
magnetic vortex cores in Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8+d).
Observations Give Stripes Theory a Lift
March 15, 2002
News article by Adrian Cho [Science 295, 1992 (2002)] covering neutron
scattering results on YBCO by Herb Mook and coworkers, scanning
tunneling microscopy results by Aharon Kapitulnik and colleagues on
BSCCO, and transport measurements on LSCO and YBCO by Yoichi Ando and
and Superconductivity Fight for Control in High-Tc
Superconductors (pdf) February
Search and Discovery article by Barbara Levi [Physics Today 55:2,
14 (2002)] discussing a variety of experiments on
magnetic-field-induced charge and spin correlations in cuprate
Tuning Order in Cuprate Superconductors January 18,
A Perspective by Subir Sachdev and Shou-Cheng Zhang [Science 295,
452 (2002)] on the scanning tunneling spectroscopy study of spatial
modulations of the electronic density-of-states around vortex cores in
Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8+d) by Hoffman et
al., Science 295, 466 (2002).
Mind the pseudogap January 4, 2001
News feature by
Mark Buchanan [Nature
409, 8 (2001)] concerning pseudogap
phenomena in cuprate superconductors, with a mention of stripes.
for superconducting stripes April 2000
Brief mention of the neutron scattering study by Mook et al. [Nature 404, 729 (2000)] suggesting that the
low-energy magnetic excitations in YBa(2)Cu(3)O(6.6) are essentially
Stripes defeat the
April 13, 2000
News and Views article by Jan Zaanen discussing the concept of
dynamical stripes [Nature 404, 714 (2000)].
Self-Organized One Dimensionality October 8, 1999
A Perspective by Jan Zaanen [Science
286, 251 (1999)] associated
with studies of the Hall effect and angle-resolved photoemission in
stripe-ordered Nd-doped LSCO. The respective articles are Noda et al., Science 286, 265 (1999), and Zhou et al., Science 286, 268 (1999).
stripes move on November
A short Physics in Action article by Tranquada discussing the
possibility of dynamic stripes in connection with a paper by Mook et al. [Nature 401, 145 (1999)] that reported
anomalous phonon linewidths at about the charge-ordering wave vector
for a bond-bending phonon in YBa(2)Cu(3)O(6+x).
Advanced Light Source Uncovers New Clues To
Science Daily covers the angle-resolved
(ARPES) study of Nd-doped LSCO [Science (Oct. 8, 1999)].
Stripe Tease June 26, 1999
A news article by Michael Brooks in New Scientist, 26 June 1999, No.
Charge Stripes Be a Key to Superconductivity?
February 19, 1999
News article by Robert Service [Science
283, 1106 (1999)] covering
experiments and theoretical ideas concerning stripes in cuprates,
motivated by the nuclear-magnetic-resonance results of Takashi Imai's
a Universal Feature of
High-Tc Superconductors? (pdf)
Search and Discovery article by Barbara Levi [Physics Today 51:6, 19 (1998)] discussing a
variety of experiments on several different cuprate families.
of a different stripe April
News and Views article by Andy Millis [Nature 392, 438 (1998)] on the observation
of stripes in La(1-x)Ca(x)MnO(3) with x > 0.5 using electron
diffraction by Mori, Chen, and Cheong, Nature 392, 473 (1998). (Their
interpretation of "bi-stripes" was later shown to be not quite right.)
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