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Many-body calculation of the spatial extent of the wave-function of a non-magnetic impurity in a d-wave high-temperature superconductor using the t—J model

Manuela Capello and Didier Poilblanc

par Didier Poilblanc - 12 décembre 2008

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) by providing images of the effects of individual zinc-impurities in cuprate superconductors with unprecedented atomic-resolution offers a stringent test to models of correlated fermions for high-temperature superconductors. Using a t-J model supplemented by Variational Monte Carlo many-body techniques, the spatial dependence of the hole density and of the valence bond and superconducting pairing amplitudes around the impurity are computed. A cross-shaped four-fold symmetric structure very similar to the STM observations is found, giving strong credit to the model.