J-P Castellan

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We report inelastic x-ray scattering measurements of the temperature dependence of phonon dispersion in the prototypical charge-density-wave (CDW) compound 2H-NbSe2. Surprisingly, acoustic phonons soften to zero frequency and become overdamped over an extended region around the CDW wave vector. This extended phonon collapse is dramatically different from(More)
A theory of superconductivity in the iron-based materials requires an understanding of the phase diagram of the normal state. In these compounds, superconductivity emerges when stripe spin density wave (SDW) order is suppressed by doping, pressure or atomic disorder. This magnetic order is often pre-empted by nematic order, whose origin is yet to be(More)
The magnetic excitations in the cuprate superconductors might be essential for an understanding of high-temperature superconductivity. In these cuprate superconductors the magnetic excitation spectrum resembles an hour-glass and certain resonant magnetic excitations within are believed to be connected to the pairing mechanism, which is corroborated by the(More)
High-resolution, inelastic neutron scattering measurements on SrCu2(BO3)2, a realization of the Shastry-Sutherland model for two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnets, reveal the dispersion of the three single triplet excitations continuously across the (H,0) direction within its tetragonal basal plane. These measurements also show distinct Q dependencies(More)
We report high-resolution inelastic x-ray measurements of the soft phonon mode in the charge-density-wave compound TiSe(2). We observe a complete softening of a transverse optic phonon at the L point, i.e., q=(0.5, 0, 0.5), at T≈T(CDW). Detailed ab initio calculations for the electronic and lattice dynamical properties of TiSe(2) are in quantitative(More)
A charge-density wave (CDW) state has a broken symmetry described by a complex order parameter with an amplitude and a phase. The conventional view, based on clean, weak-coupling systems, is that a finite amplitude and long-range phase coherence set in simultaneously at the CDW transition temperature T(cdw). Here we investigate, using photoemission, X-ray(More)
We report an inelastic neutron scattering investigation of phonons with energies up to 159 meV in the conventional superconductor YNi(2)B(2)C. Using the sweep mode, a newly developed time-of-flight technique involving the continuous rotation of a single crystal specimen, allowed us to measure a four-dimensional volume in (Q, E) space and, thus, determine(More)
We report inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the resonant spin excitations in Ba(1-x)K(x)Fe(2)As(2) over a broad range of electron band filling. The fall in the superconducting transition temperature with hole doping coincides with the magnetic excitations splitting into two incommensurate peaks because of the growing mismatch in the hole and(More)
We have performed measurements of the critical neutron scattering on CsCo0.83Mg0.17Br3, a dilute stacked triangular lattice (STL) Ising antiferromagnet (AF). A two component line shape associated with the critical fluctuations appears at a temperature coincident with T(N1) observed in pure CsCoBr3. Such scattering is indicative of fluctuations in(More)
We report an inelastic neutron scattering study of acoustic phonons in the charge and orbitally ordered bilayer manganite LaSr(2)Mn(2)O(7). For excitation energies less than 15 meV, we observe an abrupt increase (decrease) of the phonon energies (linewidths) of a transverse acoustic phonon branch at q = (h, h, 0), h ≤ 0.3, upon entering the low temperature(More)