Fermi surface evolution in underdoped cuprates

Andrey V. Chubukov, Dirk K. Morr, Konstantin A. Shakhnovich

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We consider a two-dimensional Fermi liquid coupled to low-energy commensurate spin fluctuations. At small couplings, the hole Fermi surface is large and centred around (π, π). We show that, as the coupling increases, the shape of the Fermi surface undergoes a substantial evolution and, at strong couplings, the hole Fermi surface consists of small pockets centred at (±π/2, ±π/2). At intermediate couplings, there exist both a large hole Fermi surface centred at (π, π) and four hole pockets, but the quasiparticle residue is small everywhere except for the pieces of the pockets which face the Γ point. The relevance of these results to recent photoemission experiments on YBa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-571
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1996


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