Strange Metallic Transport in the Antiferromagnetic Regime of Electron Doped Cuprates

24 Jul 2020  ·  Sarkar Tarapada, Poniatowski Nicholas R, Higgins Joshua S., Mandal P. R., Chan Mun K, Greene Richard L ·

We report magnetoresistance and Hall Effect results for electron-doped films of the high-temperature superconductor La$_{2-x}$Ce$_x$CuO$_4$ (LCCO) for temperatures from 0.7 to 45 K and magnetic fields up to 65 T. For x = 0.12 and 0.13, just below the Fermi surface reconstruction (FSR), the normal state in-plane resistivity exhibits a well-known upturn at low temperature. Our new results show that this resistivity upturn is eliminated at high magnetic field and the resistivity becomes linear-in-temperature from $\sim$ 40 K down to 0.7 K. The magnitude of the linear coefficient scales with Tc and doping, as found previously [1,2] for dopings above the FSR... In addition, the normal state Hall coefficient has an unconventional field dependence for temperatures below 50K. This anomalous transport data presents a new challenge to theory and suggests that the strange metal normal state is also present in the antiferromagnetic regime. read more

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