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.
- Impurity effect
- Stripe order
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering