A major open topic in cuprates is the interplay between the lattice and electronic dynamics and the importance of their coupling to the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity (HTSC). As evidenced by extended xray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) experiments, anharmonic structural effects are correlated with the charge dynamics and the transition to a superconducting phase in different HTSC compounds. Here we describe how structural anharmonic effects can be coupled to electronic and lattice dynamics in cuprate systems by performing the exact diagonalization of a prototype anharmonic many-body Hamiltonian on a relevant 6-atom cluster and show that the EXAFS results can be understood as a Kuramoto synchronization transition between coupled internal quantum tunneling of polarons associated with the two-site distribution of the copper-apical oxygen (Cu-Oap) pair in the dynamic structure. The transition is driven by the anharmonicity of the lattice vibrations and promotes the pumping of charge, initially stored at the apical oxygen reservoirs, into the copper-oxide plane. Simultaneously, a finite projection of the internal quantum tunneling polaron extends to the copper-planar oxygen (Cu-Opl) pair. All these findings allow an interpretation based on an effective quantum-mechanical triple well potential associated with the oxygen sites of the 6-atom cluster, which accurately represents the phase synchronization of apical oxygens and lattice-assisted charge transfer to the CuO2 plane.

Kuramoto synchronization of quantum tunneling polarons for describing the structure in cuprate superconductors / Velasco, V.; Silva Neto, M. B.; Perali, A.; Wimberger, S.; Bishop, A. R.; Conradson, S. D.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B. - ISSN 2469-9950. - 105:17(2022). [10.1103/PhysRevB.105.174305]

Kuramoto synchronization of quantum tunneling polarons for describing the structure in cuprate superconductors

S. Wimberger
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2022-01-01

Abstract

A major open topic in cuprates is the interplay between the lattice and electronic dynamics and the importance of their coupling to the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity (HTSC). As evidenced by extended xray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) experiments, anharmonic structural effects are correlated with the charge dynamics and the transition to a superconducting phase in different HTSC compounds. Here we describe how structural anharmonic effects can be coupled to electronic and lattice dynamics in cuprate systems by performing the exact diagonalization of a prototype anharmonic many-body Hamiltonian on a relevant 6-atom cluster and show that the EXAFS results can be understood as a Kuramoto synchronization transition between coupled internal quantum tunneling of polarons associated with the two-site distribution of the copper-apical oxygen (Cu-Oap) pair in the dynamic structure. The transition is driven by the anharmonicity of the lattice vibrations and promotes the pumping of charge, initially stored at the apical oxygen reservoirs, into the copper-oxide plane. Simultaneously, a finite projection of the internal quantum tunneling polaron extends to the copper-planar oxygen (Cu-Opl) pair. All these findings allow an interpretation based on an effective quantum-mechanical triple well potential associated with the oxygen sites of the 6-atom cluster, which accurately represents the phase synchronization of apical oxygens and lattice-assisted charge transfer to the CuO2 plane.
2022
Kuramoto synchronization of quantum tunneling polarons for describing the structure in cuprate superconductors / Velasco, V.; Silva Neto, M. B.; Perali, A.; Wimberger, S.; Bishop, A. R.; Conradson, S. D.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B. - ISSN 2469-9950. - 105:17(2022). [10.1103/PhysRevB.105.174305]
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