Observation of a d-wave gap in electron-doped Sr2IrO4

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High-temperature superconductivity in cuprates emerges out of a highly enigmatic 'pseudogap' metal phase. The mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity is probably encrypted in the elusive relationship between the two phases, which spectroscopically is manifested as Fermi arcs-disconnected segments of zero-energy states-collapsing into d-wave point nodes upon entering the superconducting phase. Here, we reproduce this distinct cuprate phenomenology in the 5d transition-metal oxide Sr2IrO4. Using angle-resolved photo-emission, we show that the clean, low-temperature phase of 6-8% electron-doped Sr2IrO4 has gapless excitations only at four isolated points in the Brillouin zone, with a predominant d-wave symmetry of the gap. Our work thus establishes a connection between the low-temperature d-wave instability and the previously reported high-temperature Fermi arcs in electron-doped Sr2IrO4 (ref. 1). Although the physical origin of the d-wave gap remains to be understood, Sr2IrO4 is the first non-cuprate material to spectroscopically reproduce the complete phenomenology of the cuprates, thus offering a new material platform to investigate the relationship between the pseudogap and the d-wave gap
Publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Issue Date
2016-01
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS; PARTICLE; PHASE; STATE

Citation

NATURE PHYSICS, v.12, no.1, pp.37 - U65

ISSN
1745-2473
DOI
10.1038/NPHYS3503
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/212586
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NT-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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