Muon-spin-relaxation and magnetic-susceptibility studies of the effects of the magnetic impurity Ni on the Cu-spin dynamics and superconductivity in La2-xSrxCu1-yNiyO4 with x=0.13

T. Adachi, S. Yairi, Y. Koike, I. Watanabe, K. Nagamine

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Abstract

Effects of the magnetic impurity Ni on the Cu-spin dynamics and superconductivity have been studied in La2-xSrxCu 1-yNiyO4 with x=0.13 changing y finely up to 0.10. Compared with the case of the non-magnetic impurity Zn, it has been found from the muon-spin-relaxation measurements that a large amount of Ni is required to stabilize a magnetic order of Cu spins. However, the evolution toward the stabilization of the magnetic order with increasing impurity concentration is qualitatively similar to each other. The area of the non-superconducting and slowly fluctuating or static region of Cu spins around Ni has been found to be smaller than that around Zn, suggesting that the pinning of rather long-ranged dynamical spin correlation such as the so-called dynamical stripe by Ni is weaker than that by Zn. This may be the reason why Zn destroys the superconductivity in the hole-doped high-Tc cuprates more markedly than Ni.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060504
Pages (from-to)060504-1-060504-4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume70
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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