Thermally generated vortices, gauge invariance, and electron spectral function in the pseudogap regime - art. no. 227003

Authors
Citation
Jw. Ye, Thermally generated vortices, gauge invariance, and electron spectral function in the pseudogap regime - art. no. 227003, PHYS REV L, 8722(22), 2001, pp. 7003
Citations number
34
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
8722
Issue
22
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(20011126)8722:22<7003:TGVGIA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
Starting from the classical vortex fluctuation picture, we study the single electron properties in the pseudogap regime. We show that it is the gauge invariant Green function of spinon which is directly related to ARPES data in the pseudogap regime instead of the nongauge invariant one. We find that the random gauge field from the thermally generated vortices destroys the coherent spinon motion. The energy distribution curves show broad peaks, wh ile the momentum distribution curves show sharp peaks with Lorenz form. The local density of state at zero energy scales as the inverse of Kosterlitz- Thouless length. These results are qualitatively consistent with the ARPES data in the pseudogap regime.