Cu nuclear magnetic resonance study of charge and spin stripe order in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4

D. Pelc, H. J. Grafe, G. D. Gu, M. PoŽek

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Abstract

We present a Cu nuclear magnetic/quadrupole resonance study of the charge stripe ordered phase of LBCO, with detection of previously unobserved ("wiped-out") signal. We show that spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation rates are strongly enhanced in the charge ordered phase, explaining the apparent signal decrease in earlier investigations. The enhancement is caused by magnetic, rather than charge fluctuations, conclusively confirming the long-suspected assumption that spin fluctuations are responsible for the wipeout effect. Observation of the full Cu signal enables insight into the spin and charge dynamics of the stripe-ordered phase, and measurements in external magnetic fields provide information on the nature and suppression of spin fluctuations associated with charge order. We find glassy spin dynamics, in agreement with previous work, and incommensurate static charge order with charge modulation amplitude similar to other cuprate compounds, suggesting that the amplitude of charge stripes is universal in the cuprates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054508
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work at Brookhaven National Laboratory was supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-SC00112704.

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© 2017 American Physical Society.

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