17O-NMRKnight shift study of the interplay between superconductivity and pseudogap in(CaxLa1−x)(Ba1.75−xLa0.25+x)Cu3Oy

T. Cvitanić, D. Pelc, M. Požek, E. Amit, A. Keren
2014 Physical Review B  
We report systematic 17O-NMR measurements on the high-Tc cuprate (Ca_xLa_{1-x})(Ba_{1.75 - x}La_{0.25 + x})Cu_3O_y, for four different families (different x). Using Knight shift data, we show that the pseudogap lines for all families are inconsistent with a quantum critical point inside the superconducting dome. In addition, at constant doping the pseudogap temperature does not vary with x, in contrast to Tc. We therefore argue that pseudogap and superconductivity are separate phenomena in
more » ... e phenomena in these cuprates. Using Knight shift data, we show that the pseudogap opening temperature T* is much higher than Tc near optimal doping, unlike structurally similar YBCO. In addition, at constant doping the pseudogap temperature does not vary with x, in contrast to Tc. This puts constraints on the nature of the pseudogap and position of the quantum critical point inside the superconducting dome.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.90.054508 fatcat:6zpdsr3rizeepjbkibt7txo7lu