Intertwined Orders in High Temperature Superconductors


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  • Speaker: Eduardo Fradkin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 03/27/2013
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall

  • Description:

    I will argue that the orders that are present in high temperature superconductors naturally arise with the same strength and are better regarded as intertwined rather than competing. I illustrate this concept in the context of the orders that are present in the pair-density-wave state and the phase diagrams that result from this analysis. I will also briefly discuss some recent progress in the microscopic origin of this phenomenon.