Scaling analysis of normal-state properties of high-temperature superconductors

H. G. Luo, Y. H. Su, T. Xiang
2008 Physical Review B  
We propose a model-independent scaling method to study the physical properties of high-temperature superconductors in the normal state. We have analyze the experimental data of the c-axis resistivity, the in-plane resistivity, the Hall coefficient, the magnetic susceptibility, the spin-lattice relaxation rate, and the thermoelectric power using this method. It is shown that all these physical quantities exhibit good scaling behaviors, controlled purely by the pseudogap energy scale in the
more » ... scale in the normal state. The doping dependence of the pseudogap obtained from this scaling analysis agrees with the experimental results of angle-resolved photoemission and other measurements. It sheds light on the understanding of the basic electronic structure of high-Tc oxides.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.77.014529 fatcat:bpztxocfy5bvnkl7t2kjuanuti