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Quenched Magnon excitations by oxygen sublattice reconstruction in (SrCuO2)n/(SrTiO3)2 superlattices

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Dantz M., Pelliciari J., Samal D., Bisogni V., Huang Y., Olalde-Velasco P., Strocov V. N., Koster G., Schmitt T.,
Project Coupled spin, charge and orbital dynamics of low-dimensional cuprates
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Scientific Reports
Volume (Issue) 6
Page(s) 32896 - 32896
Title of proceedings Scientific Reports
DOI 10.1038/srep32896

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Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


The recently discovered structural reconstruction in the cuprate superlattice (SrCuO2)n/(SrTiO3)2 has been investigated across the critical value of n = 5 using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). We find that at the critical value of n, the cuprate layer remains largely in the bulk-like two-dimensional structure with a minority of Cu plaquettes being reconstructed. The partial reconstruction leads to quenching of the magnons starting at the Γ-point due to the minority plaquettes acting as scattering points. Although comparable in relative abundance, the doped charge impurities in electron-doped cuprate superconductors do not show this quenching of magnetic excitations.