63Cu NMR Evidence for Enhanced Antiferromagnetic Correlations around Zn Impurities in YBa2Cu3O6.7

M. H. Julien, T. Fehér, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, O. N. Bakharev, P. Ségransan, G. Collin, J. F. Marucco

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Abstract

Doping the high-Tc superconductor YBa2Cu3O6.7 with 1.5% of nonmagnetic Zn impurities in CuO2 planes is shown to produce a considerable broadening of 63Cu NMR spectra, as well as an increase of low-energy magnetic fluctuations detected in 63Cu spin-lattice relaxation measurements. A model-independent analysis demonstrates that these effects are due to the development of staggered magnetic moments on many Cu sites around each Zn and that the Zn-induced moment in the bulk susceptibility might be explained by this staggered magnetization. Several implications of these enhanced antiferromagnetic correlations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3422-3425
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume84
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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    Julien, M. H., Fehér, T., Horvatic, M., Berthier, C., Bakharev, O. N., Ségransan, P., Collin, G., & Marucco, J. F. (2000). 63Cu NMR Evidence for Enhanced Antiferromagnetic Correlations around Zn Impurities in YBa2Cu3O6.7. Physical review letters, 84(15), 3422-3425. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.3422