Reconciling the Magnetic and Electronic Properties of the Copper Oxide Superconductors
The cuprates are characterized by strong
interactions between their electrons, which implies that their electronic
and magnetic properties of the cuprates are intimately linked. Scientists
interested in the electronic properties of the cuprates usually study
cleavable cuprates such as Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d
giving us exquisitely detailed maps of its electronic states. Unfortunately,
most work on the magnetic properties of the cuprates has been done on quite
different cuprates and a direct comparison has not been possible.
This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.