P. A. Marchetti, F. Ye, Z. B. Su, L. Yu. Hole pairing from attraction of opposite chirality spin vortices: Non-bcs superconductivity in Underdoped Cuprates


Natural Sciences / Physics / Condensed Matter Physics

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2012, 17:16:53

Description: Within a gauge approach to the t-J model, we propose a new, non-BCS mechanism of superconductivity for underdoped cuprates. We implement the no-double occupancy constraint with a (semionic) slave-particle formalism. The dopant generates a vortex-like quantum distortion of the AF background centered on the empty sites, with opposite chirality for cores on the two N'eel sublattices. Empty sites are described in terms of spinless fermionic holons and the long-range attraction between spin vortices on two opposite N'eel sublattices is the holon pairing force, leading eventually to SC. The spin fluctuations are described by bosonic spinons with a gap generated by scattering on spin vortices. Due to the occupation constraint, there is a gauge attraction between holon and spinon, binding them into a physical hole. Through gauge interaction the spin vortex attraction induces the formation of spin-singlet RVB pairs reducing the spinon gap. *** Article was published on arXiv.org (1105.5078) and in Phys.Rev. B84 (2011) 214525 ***

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