Successive magnetic transitions relating to itinerant spins and localized Cu spins in La2-xSrxCu1-yFeyO4: Possible existence of stripe correlations in the overdoped regime

Kensuke M. Suzuki, Tadashi Adachi, Hidetaka Sato, Isao Watanabe, Yoji Koike

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Abstract

To investigate the relationship between the so-called stripe correlations and the high-Tc superconductivity, we have carried out magnetic susceptibility and zero-field muon spin relaxation measurements in partially Fe-substituted La2-xSrxCu1-yFeyO4 (LSCFO). It has been found that the Fe substitution induces successive magnetic transitions in the overdoped regime: a spin-glass transition of Fe3+ spins due to the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction based on itinerant spins at high temperatures and a stripe-order transition of localized Cu2+ spins at low temperatures. The stripe-order transition disappears at the hole concentration per Cu of ∼0.28 which coincides with the endpoint of the superconductivity in pristine La2-xSrxCuO4, suggesting that the stripe correlations are closely related to the high-Tc superconductivity in the overdoped regime as well as in the underdoped regime. For the spin-glass state, it has been found that the contribution of polarized itinerant spins to the muon-spin depolarization is not negligible. Taking into account neutron-scattering results obtained by He et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 127002 (2011)] that a spin density wave (SDW) order has been observed in overdoped LSCFO, the present results demonstrate the presence of a novel coexistent state of an SDW order of itinerant spins and a spin-glass state of Fe3+ spins.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124705
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume85
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 15

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