By incorporating a long-range Coulomb interaction into the framework of the one-band Hubbard model, we delineate how the low-energy plasmon around 1 eV, which is a universal feature of the charge dynamics of the cuprates, manifests itself in the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectra. The long-range Coulomb interaction in the doped system controls the form of the intraband RIXS dispersion near the Brillouin zone center around the Γ point. The out-of-plane momentum transfer component qz is found to play a key role in determining whether or not the RIXS spectrum shows a plasmon-related gap at Γ.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Mar 25 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics