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Title: Long-range transfer of electron-phonon coupling in oxide superlattices
Authors: Driza, N
Blanco-Canosa, S
Bakr, M
Soltan, S
Khalid, M
Mustafa, L
Kawashima, K
Christiani, G
Habermeier, HU
Khaliullin, G
Ulrich, C
Le Tacon, M
Keimer, B
Keywords: Superconductivity
Raman spectroscopy
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2012
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Driza, N., Blanco-Canosa, S., Bakr, M., Soltan, S., Khalid, M., Mustafa, L., Kawashima, K., Christiani, G., Habermeier, H. U., Khaliullin, G., Ulrich, C., Le Tacon, M., & Keimer, B. (2012). Long-range transfer of electron-phonon coupling in oxide superlattices. Nature Materials, 11(8), 675-681. doi:10.1038/NMAT3378
Abstract: The electron-phonon interaction is of central importance for the electrical and thermal properties of solids, and its influence on superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance and other many-body phenomena in correlated-electron materials is the subject of intense research at present. However, the non-local nature of the interactions between valence electrons and lattice ions, often compounded by a plethora of vibrational modes, presents formidable challenges for attempts to experimentally control and theoretically describe the physical properties of complex materials. Here we report a Raman scattering study of the lattice dynamics in superlattices of the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) and the colossal-magnetoresistance compound La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 that suggests a new approach to this problem. We find that a rotational mode of the MnO6 octahedra in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 experiences pronounced superconductivity-induced line-shape anomalies, which scale linearly with the thickness of the YBCO layers over a remarkably long range of several tens of nanometres. The transfer of the electron-phonon coupling between superlattice layers can be understood as a consequence of long-range Coulomb forces in conjunction with an orbital reconstruction at the interface. The superlattice geometry thus provides new opportunities for controlled modification of the electron-phonon interaction in complex materials. © 2012, Nature Publishing Group.
Gov't Doc #: 4561
ISSN: 1476-1122
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