Electron pockets and pseudogap Dirac point in underdoped cuprate superconductors Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We consider a model of the pseudogap specifically designed to describe the underdoped cuprates and which exhibits particle-hole asymmetry. The presence of electron pockets, besides the usual hole pockets, leads to the appearance of new vectors beyond the usual so-called octet model in the joint density of states (JDOS), which underlies the analysis of Fourier-transform scanning tunneling spectroscopy (FT-STS) data. These new vectors are associated with distinct patterns of large amplitude in the JDOS and are expected to occur primarily at positive bias. Likewise a pseudogap Dirac point occurs at positive bias and this point can be determined either through FT-STS or through extrapolation of data from the autocorrelation function of angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.

publication date

  • August 1, 2011