Numerical study of the transition to stripe phases in high-temperature superconductors under a strong magnetic field

Yan Chen, H. Y. Chen, C. S. Ting

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The nature of the spin density wave (SDW) and charge density wave (CDW) in the mixed state of high-Tc superconductors (HTS) is investigated by using the self-consistent Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations and an effective model Hamiltonian with competing SDW and d-wave superconductivity interactions. We show that there exists a critical on-site Coulomb interaction Uc. For optimally doped sample, two-dimensional SDW and CDW modulations are induced for U < Uc while SDW and CDW orders become antiferromagnetic (AF) and charge stripes for U > Uc. These stripe orders are stabilized and enhanced near the vortex cores. The wave-lengths of the AF stripes and charge stripes are found respectively to be 8a and 4a, with a as the lattice constant. We show that our results could be applied to understand several recent experiments on HTS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104501
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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