The microscopic description of novel superconductivity states in complex materials such as layered copper oxides and iron pnictides is one of the most important challenges in current solid-state physics. Our group uses high-quality single crystals and state-of-the-art experimental methods to derive accurate spectra of spin and charge excitations in these materials. Such data are essential to motivate and test new theoretical concepts for the correlated electron systems that support unconventional superconductivity.
Recent focus and key Publications
B. Keimer, S. A. Kivelson, M. R. Norman, S. Uchida, J. Zaanen.
R. Mankowsky, A. Subedi, M. Först, S. O. Mariager, M. Chollet, H. T. Lemke, J. S. Robinson, J. M. Glownia, M. P. Minitti, A. Frano, M. Fechner, N. A. Spaldin, T. Loew, B. Keimer, A. Georges & A. Cavalleri.
W. Hu, S. Kaiser, D. Nicoletti, C. R. Hunt, I. Gierz, M. C. Hoffmann, M. Le Tacon, T. Loew, B. Keimer & A. Cavalleri
E. H. da Silva Neto, P. Aynajian, A. Frano, R. Comin, E. Schierle, E. Weschke, A. Gyenis, J. Wen, J. Schneeloch, Z. Xu, S. Ono, G. Gu, M. Le Tacon, A. Yazdani.
R. Comin, A. Frano, M. M. Yee, Y. Yoshida, H. Eisaki, E. Schierle, E. Weschke, R. Sutarto, F. He, A. Soumyanarayanan, Yang He, M. Le Tacon, I. S. Elfimov, Jennifer E. Hoffman, G. A. Sawatzky, B. Keimer, A. Damascelli.
S. Blanco-Canosa, A. Frano, T. Loew, Y. Lu, J. Porras, G. Ghiringhelli, M. Minola, C. Mazzoli, L. Braicovich, E. Schierle, E. Weschke, M. Le Tacon, B. Keimer.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 187001; published 3 Mai 2013.
Feedback effect on high-energy magnetic fluctuations in the model high-temperature superconductor HgBa2CuO4 + δ observed by electronic Raman scattering
Yuan Li, M. Le Tacon, M. Bakr, D. Terrade, D. Manske, R. Hackl, L. Ji, M. K. Chan, N. Barišić, X. Zhao, M. Greven, B. Keimer.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012), 227003; published 31 May 2012.
Distinct Charge Orders in the Planes and Chains of Ortho-III-Ordered YBa2Cu3O6+δ Superconductors Identified by Resonant Elastic X-ray Scattering
A. J. Achkar, R. Sutarto, X. Mao, F. He, A. Frañó, S. Blanco-Canosa, M. Le Tacon, G. Ghiringhelli, L. Braicovich, M. Minola, M. Moretti Sala, C. Mazzoli, R. Liang, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, B. Keimer, G. A. Sawatzky, and D. G. Hawthorn.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012) 167001; published 17 October 2012.
Long-range incommensurate charge fluctuations in (Y,Nd)Ba2Cu3O6+x
G. Ghiringhelli, M. Le Tacon, M. Minola, S. Blanco-Canosa, C. Mazzoli, N. B. Brookes, G. M. De Luca, A. Frañó, D. G. Hawthorn, F. He, T. Loew, M. Moretti Sala, D. C. Peets, M. Salluzzo, E. Schierle, R. Sutarto, G. A. Sawatzky, E. Weschke, B. Keimer, L. Braicovich.
Science 337 (2012), 821−825; published 17 August 2012.
J. Chaloupka, G. Khaliullin.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 207205; published 14 May 2013.
Nanoscale layering of antiferromagnetic and superconducting phases in Rb2Fe4Se5
A. Charnukha, A. Cvitkovic, T. Prokscha, D. Pröpper, N. Ocelic, A. Suter, Z. Salman, E. Morenzoni, J. Deisenhofer, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, B. Keimer, A. V. Boris.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012), 017003; published 5 July 2012.
Reciprocal-space structure and dispersion of the magnetic resonant mode in the superconducting phase of RbxFe2−ySe2 single crystals
G. Friemel, J. T. Park, T. A. Maier, V. Tsurkan, Yuan Li, J. Deisenhofer, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, A. Loidl, A. Ivanov, B. Keimer, D. S. Inosov.
Phys. Rev. B 85 (2012), 140511(R); published 20 April 2012.
Superconductivity-induced optical anomaly in an iron arsenide
A. Charnukha, P. Popovich, Y. Matiks, D. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, A. N. Yaresko, B. Keimer, A. V. Boris.
Nature Communications 2 (2011), 219; published 1 March 2011.
Magnetic resonant mode in the low-energy spin-excitation spectrum of superconducting Rb2Fe4Se5 single crystals
J. T. Park, G. Friemel, Yuan Li, J.-H. Kim, V. Tsurkan, J. Deisenhofer, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, A. Loidl, A. Ivanov, B. Keimer, D. S. Inosov.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 (2011), 177005; published 19 October 2011.
Eliashberg approach to infrared anomalies induced by the superconducting state of Ba0.68K0.32Fe2As2 single crystals
A. Charnukha, O. V. Dolgov, A. A. Golubov, Y. Matiks, D. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, B. Keimer, A. V. Boris.
Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011), 174511; published 18 November 2011.
Normal-state spin dynamics and temperature-dependent spin-resonance energy in optimally doped BaFe1.85Co0.15As2
D. S. Inosov, J. T. Park, P. Bourges, D. L. Sun, Y. Sidis, A. Schneidewind, K. Hradil, D. Haug, C. T. Lin, B. Keimer, V. Hinkov.
Nature Physics 6 (2010), 178–181; published 1 March 2010.