Expansion of vortex cores by strong electronic correlation inLa2−xSrxCuO4at low magnetic induction Academic Article uri icon

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  • The vortex core radius \rv, defined as the peak position of the supercurrent around the vortex, has been determined by muon spin rotation measurements in the mixed state of \lscox for $x=0.13$, 0.15, and 0.19. At lower doping (x=0.13 and 0.15), \rv(T) increases with decreasing temperature T, which is opposite to the behavior predicted by the conventional theory. Moreover, \rv(T\to0) is significantly larger than the Ginsburg-Landau coherence length determined by the upper critical field, and shows a clear tendency to decrease with increasing the doping x. These features can be qualitatively reproduced in a microscopic model involving antiferromagnetic electronic correlations.


  • Kadono, R
  • Higemoto, W
  • Koda, A
  • Larkin, MI
  • Luke, Graeme
  • Savici, AT
  • Uemura, YJ
  • Kojima, KM
  • Okamoto, T
  • Kakeshita, T
  • Uchida, S
  • Ito, T
  • Oka, K
  • Takigawa, M
  • Ichioka, M
  • Machida, K

publication date

  • March 1, 2004