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Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 2621–2626 | Cite as

Dimensionality of Spin Modulations in 1/8-Doped Lanthanum Cuprates from the Perspective of NQR and μSR Experiments

  • J. Gerit Brandenburg
  • Boris V. Fine
Original Paper

Abstract

We investigate the dimensionality of inhomogeneous spin modulation patterns in the cuprate family of high-temperature superconductors with particular focus on 1/8-doped lanthanum cuprates. We compare one-dimensional stripe modulation pattern with two-dimensional checkerboard of spin vortices in the context of nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) and muon spin rotation (μSR) experiments. In addition, we also consider the third pattern, a two-dimensional superposition of spin spirals. Overall, we have found that none of the above patterns leads to a consistent interpretation of the two types of experiments considered. This, in particular, implies that the spin vortex checkerboard cannot be ruled out on the basis of available NQR/μSR experimental results.

Keywords

High-temperature superconductivity Nuclear quadrupole resonance Muon spin rotation Magnetic inhomogeneities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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