Monday, July 8, 2013

1307.1672 (E. Blackburn et al.)

An inelastic x-ray study of phonon broadening and charge density wave
formation in ortho-II ordered YBa2Cu3O6.54

E. Blackburn, J. Chang, A. H. Said, B. M. Leu, Ruixing Liang, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, E. M. Forgan, S. M. Hayden
Inelastic x-ray scattering is used to investigate charge density wave (CDW) formation and the low-energy lattice dynamics of the underdoped high temperature superconductor ortho-II YBa2Cu3O6.54. We find that, for a temperature ~1/3 of the CDW onset temperature (~155 K), the CDW order is static within the resolution of the experiment, that is the inverse lifetime is less than 0.3 meV. In the same temperature region, low-energy phonons near the ordering wavevector of the CDW show large increases in their linewidths. This contrasts with the usual behavior in CDW systems where the phonon anomalies are strongest near the CDW onset temperature
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