J. Phys. IV France
Volume 131, December 2005
Page(s) 67 - 72
Publié en ligne 18 janvier 2006
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
S. Brazovskii, P. Monceau and N. Kirova
J. Phys. IV France 131 (2005) 67-72

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005131014

Charge stripes in cuprate superconductors: The middle way

J.M. Tranquada

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA

Charge and spin stripe order is a type of electronic crystal observed in certain layered cuprates associated with high-temperature superconductivity. Quantum-disordered stripes could be relevant for understanding the superconductivity. Here I discuss recent experimental characterizations of the stripe-ordered state in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4, and compare them with properties of superconducting compositions.

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