"Charge and spin collective modes in a quasi-one-dimensional model of Sr2RuO4"

Suk Bum Chung: S. Raghu, Aharon Kapitulnik, and Steven A. Kivelson; Physical Review B, 08/27/12.

Additional Authors: S. Raghu, Aharon Kapitulnik, and Steven A. Kivelson

Abstract:

Given that Sr2RuO4 is a two-component p-wave superconductor, there exists the possibility of well defined collective modes corresponding to fluctuations of the relative phase and spin orientation of the two components of the order parameter. We demonstrate that at temperatures much below Tc, these modes have energies small compared to the pairing gap scale if the superconductivity arises primarily from the quasi-1D (dxz and dyz) bands, while it is known that their energies become comparable to the pairing gap scale if there is a substantial involvement of the quasi-2D (dxy) band. Therefore the orbital origin of the superconductivity can be determined by measuring the energies of these collective modes.