Spectroscopic Imaging of Strongly Correlated Electronic States

Ali Yazdani, Eduardo H. Da Silva Neto, Pegor Aynajian

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The study of correlated electronic systems from high-Tc cuprates to heavy-fermion systems continues to motivate the development of experimental tools to probe electronic phenomena in new ways and with increasing precision. In the past two decades, spectroscopic imaging with scanning tunneling microscopy has emerged as a powerful experimental technique. The combination of high energy and spatial resolutions provided by this technique reveals unprecedented detail of the electronic properties of strongly correlated metals and superconductors. This review examines specific experiments, theoretical concepts, and measurement methods that have established the application of these techniques to correlated materials. A wide range of applications, such as the study of collective responses to single atomic impurities, the characterization of quasiparticle-like excitations through their interference, and the identification of competing electronic phases using spectroscopic imaging, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-33
Number of pages23
JournalAnnual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
StatePublished - Mar 10 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Cuprates
  • Heavy fermions
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
  • Superconductivity


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