Defect and anisotropic gap-induced quasi-one-dimensional modulation of the local density of states of YBa2Cu3O7-δ

Khee Kyun Voo, Hong Yi Chen, W. C. Wu

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Motivated by recent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) measurement that superconducting YBa2Cu3O 7-δ (YBCO) is consistent with a dx2-y2+s-symmetry gap, we show possible defect-induced quasi-one-dimensional modulations of the local density of states in YBCO. These stripelike structures are more conspicuous at higher measuring biases of the scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Observation of these STM spectra would provide a unified picture of anisotropic gap on YBCO among STM, ARPES, and inelastic neutron scattering measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012505
Pages (from-to)125051-125054
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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