J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 9, November 2002
Page(s) 251 - 251

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr9-251
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020406

Charge density wave formation in the low-temperature-tetragonal phase of cuprates

C. Morais Smith1, N. Hasselmann2 and A.H. Castro Neto3

1  Institut de Physique Théorique, Fribourg, Switzerland
2  MPI f. Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany
3  Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

We calculate the influence of transverse fluctuations on the longitudinal dynamics in the striped phase of cuprates by using the bosonization technique. We find that a charge density wave instability can arise if the stripe is quarter filled and the underlying lattice potential has a zig-zag symmetry. Our results shed light on the as yet not understood connection between the formation of a low temperature tetragonal phase and the subsequent appearance of charge order in high-Tc cuprates.

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