We performed scanning tunneling spectroscopic experiments on hole-doped NdBa2Cu3O7-δ. The dI/dV curves obtained at 4.2 K are asymmetric with clear peak, dip, and hump structures. Energy derivatives of these curves show peaks at energies beyond the dip features. Highly precise full potential band-structure calculations confirm a featureless electronic density of states in that energy region. Our results indicate that tunneling electrons couple to a collective mode in the CuO2 plane.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics