Freezing of a Stripe Liquid

S. H. Lee, J. M. Tranquada, K. Yamada, D. J. Buttrey, Q. Li, S. W. Cheong

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The existence of a stripe-liquid phase in a layered nickelate, [Formula presented], is demonstrated through neutron scattering measurements. We show that incommensurate magnetic fluctuations evolve continuously through the charge-ordering temperature, although an abrupt decrease in the effective damping energy is observed on cooling through the transition. The energy and momentum dependence of the magnetic scattering are parametrized with a damped-harmonic-oscillator model describing overdamped spin waves in the antiferromagnetic domains defined instantaneously by charge stripes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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