Direct observation of self energy signatures of the resonant collective mode in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8

Research paper by Daixiang Mou, Genda Gu, Adam Kaminski

Indexed on: 28 Mar '17Published on: 28 Mar '17Published in: arXiv - Physics - Superconductivity


We use high resolution ARPES to study the resonant, collective excitation mode in the superconducting state of Bi2212. By collecting very high quality data we found new features in the self energy in the antinodal region, where the interaction of electrons with the mode is the strongest. This interaction leads to pronounced peak in the scattering rate and we demonstrate that this feature is directly responsible for well known hump-dip-peak structure in cuprates. By studying how the weight of this peak changes with temperature we unequivocally demonstrate that interaction of electrons with resonant mode in cuprates vanishes at Tc and is very much localized in the momentum space close to the antinode. These findings present a consistent picture of line shape and self energy signatures of the electron-boson coupling in cuprates and resolve long standing controversy surrounding this issue. The momentum dependence of the strength of electron-mode interaction enables development of quantitative theory of this phenomenon in cuprates.