Pair density wave in the pseudogap state of high temperature superconductors

Han Dong Chen, Oskar Vafek, Ali Yazdani, Shou Cheng Zhang

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The scanning tunneling microscopy resolved modulations of the density of states in the pseudogap state were studied. It was proposed that these are a consequence of a novel density wave associated with the d-wave Cooper pairs. Evidence of real-space organization of electronic states at low energies in the pseudogap state was presented. It was shown that the scanning tunneling microscopy measurements can distinguish a pair density wave from more typical electronic modulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number187002
Pages (from-to)187002-1-187002-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Oct 29 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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