Relationship between the Cu-spin fluctuation and superconductivity in La2-xSrxCu1-y(Zn, Ni)yO4 (x = 0.15) studied by the μSR and magnetic-susceptibility

T. Adachi, N. Oki, Risdiana, S. Yairi, Y. Koike, I. Watanabe

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Abstract

We have investigated effects of Zn and Ni on the Cu-spin dynamics and superconductivity from the zero-field muon-spin-relaxation (ZF-μSR) and magnetic-susceptibility, χ, measurements for the optimally doped La2-xSrxCu1-y(Zn, Ni)yO4 with x = 0.15, changing y finely up to 0.10. The ZF-μSR measurements have revealed that, in the Zn-substituted case, the magnetic correlation between Cu-spins starts to develop at y = 0.01 with increasing y, followed by the formation of a magnetic order at y = 0.02-0.03. In the Ni-substituted case, on the other hand, the magnetic correlation starts to develop at y = 0.02-0.03. These results indicate that the formation of a magnetic order requires a larger amount of Ni than that of Zn, which is consistent with our previous result for x = 0.13. The χ measurements have revealed that the superconducting volume fraction strongly decreases by a small amount of Zn and its decrease is stronger than that by a small amount of Ni. According to the stripe model, therefore, it is concluded that, even for x = 0.15, the dynamical stripe correlations of spins and holes are pinned and stabilized by Zn and Ni, leading to the formation of the static stripe order and the suppression of superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1173
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume460-462 II
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Impurity effect
  • LaSrCuO
  • Muon-spin-relaxation
  • Stripe order

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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