Low Temperature Physics: 42, 1041 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4969907
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 42, Number 11 (November 2016), p. 1328-1344 ( to contents , go back )
Electron dynamics in the normal state of cuprates: Spectral function, Fermi surface and ARPES data
G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, NAS of Ukraine, 36 Academician Vernadsky Boulevard, Kyiv 03680, Ukraine
Donetsk National University, 21 Str. 600-richchia, Vinnytsia 21021, Ukraine
Received March 28, 2016
An influence of the electron–phonon interaction on excitation spectrum and damping in a narrow band electron subsystem of cuprates has been investigated. Within the framework of the t–J model an approach to solving a problem of account of both strong electron correlations and local electron–phonon binding with characteristic Einstein mode ω0 in the normal state has been presented. In approximation Hubbard-I it was found an exact solution for the polaron bands. We established that in the low-dimensional system with a pure kinematic part of Hamiltonian a complicated excitation spectrum is realized. It is determined mainly by peculiarities of the lattice Green’s function. In the definite area of the electron concentration and hopping integrals a correlation gap may be possible on the Fermi level. Also, in specific cases it is observed a doping evolution of the Fermi surface. We found that the strong electron–phonon binding enforces a degree of coherence of electron–polaron excitations near the Fermi level and spectrum along the nodal direction depends on wave vector module weakly. It corresponds to ARPES data. A possible origin of the experimentally observed kink in the nodal direction of cuprates is explained by fine structure of the polaron band to be formed near the mode –ω0.
PACS: 79.60.–i Photoemission and photoelectron spectra;
Key words: electron–phonon interaction, t–J model, polaron, cuprates, ARPES, Fermi surface, chemical potential, spectral density.
Published online: September 26, 2016