Sum rules and electrodynamics of high-Tccuprates in the pseudogap state

D. N. Basov, E. J. Singley, S. V. Dordevic
2002 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
We explore connections between the electronic density of states (DOS) in a conducting system and the frequency dependence of the scattering rate 1/τ(ω) inferred from infrared spectroscopy. We show that changes in the DOS upon the development of energy gaps can be reliably tracked through the examination of the 1/τ(ω) spectra using the sum rules discussed in the text. Applying this analysis to the charge dynamics in high-T_c cuprates we found radically different trends in the evolution of the
more » ... in the pseudogap state and in the superconducting state.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.65.054516 fatcat:p5lhhi2uwrgrnglw76ov4nn544