"Nonequilibrium lattice-driven dynamics of stripes in nickelates using time-resolved x-ray scattering"

W.S. Lee: Y. F. Kung, B. Moritz, G. Coslovich, R. A. Kaindl, Y. D. Chuang, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, P. S. Kirchmann, J. S. Robinson, M. P. Minitti, G. Dakovski, W. F. Schlotter, J. J. Turner, S. Gerber, T. Sasagawa, Z. Hussain, Z. X. Shen, and T. P. Devereaux; Physical Review B , 03/13/17.

Additional Authors: Y. F. Kung, B. Moritz, G. Coslovich, R. A. Kaindl, Y. D. Chuang, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, P. S. Kirchmann, J. S. Robinson, M. P. Minitti, G. Dakovski, W. F. Schlotter, J. J. Turner, S. Gerber, T. Sasagawa, Z. Hussain, Z. X. Shen, and T. P. Devereaux

Abstract:

We investigate the lattice coupling to the spin and charge orders in the striped nickelate, La1.75Sr0.25NiO4, using time-resolved resonant x-ray scattering. Lattice-driven dynamics of both spin and charge orders are observed when the pump photon energy is tuned to that of an Eu  bond- stretching phonon. We present a likely scenario for the behavior of the spin and charge order parameters and its implications using a Ginzburg-Landau theory.