Volume 84, Number 1, October 2008
Article Number 17005
Number of page(s) 5
Section Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties
Published online 19 September 2008
EPL, 84 (2008) 17005
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/84/17005

Spin and charge structures around vortices in underdoped high-temperature superconductors

Guo-Qiao Zha, Ling-Feng Zhang, Hao Meng, Hong-Wei Zhao and Shi-Ping Zhou

Department of Physics, Shanghai University - 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444, PRC

received 16 July 2008; accepted in final form 25 August 2008; published October 2008
published online 19 September 2008

The effect of next-nearest-neighbor (nnn) hopping on the spin and charge structures around vortices in underdoped high-temperature superconductors is studied at finite temperature by numerically solving the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations based on a model Hamiltonian with competing antiferromagnetic spin density wave (SDW) and d-wave superconductivity orders. We show that one-dimensional (1D) y- or x-axis$\hbox{--} $oriented stripes for the SDW and the associated charge density wave (CDW) exist for small nnn hopping strengths. A coexistence of both y- and x-axis$\hbox{--} $oriented stripes may occur for a relatively large nnn hopping strength. The two-dimensional (2D) spatial modulations with fourfold symmetry can be obtained with further enlarging nnn hopping strength, implying the possible existence of 2D checkerboard-like SDW and CDW orders. In addition, a transition of “1D stripe to 2D checkerboard-like pattern” can take place with increasing temperature.

74.20.-z - Theories and models of superconducting state.
74.25.Jb - Electronic structure.
74.25.Ha - Magnetic properties.

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