Robert Markiewicz

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High-temperature cuprate superconductors display unexpected nanoscale inhomogeneity in essential properties such as pseudogap energy, Fermi surface, and even superconducting critical temperature. Theoretical explanations for this inhomogeneity have ranged from chemical disorder to spontaneous electronic phase separation. We extend the energy range of(More)
Negative compressibility is a sign of thermodynamic instability of open or non-equilibrium systems. In quantum materials consisting of multiple mutually coupled subsystems, the compressibility of one subsystem can be negative if it is countered by positive compressibility of the others. Manifestations of this effect have so far been limited to(More)
Half-metallicity in materials has been a subject of extensive research due to its potential for applications in spintronics. Ferromagnetic manganites have been seen as a good candidate, and aside from a small minority-spin pocket observed in La(2-2x)Sr(1+2x)Mn(2)O(7) (x = 0.38), transport measurements show that ferromagnetic manganites essentially behave(More)
The high-temperature superconducting cuprate La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO(4) (LSCO) shows several phases ranging from antiferromagnetic insulator to metal with increasing hole doping. To understand how the nature of the hole state evolves with doping, we have carried out high-resolution Compton scattering measurements at room temperature together with first-principles(More)
We report on an angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) study of bulk electron-doped perovskite iridate, (Sr(1-x)La(x))3Ir2O7. Fermi surface pockets are observed with a total electron count in keeping with that expected from La substitution. Depending on the energy and polarization of the incident photons, these pockets show up in the form of disconnected(More)
Using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we have measured La 2−2x Sr 1+2x Mn 2 O 7 over a wide doping range to study the correlation between Fermi surface nesting and stripes of charge and orbital degrees of freedom. We found that the Fermi surface nesting deviates from band calculations with a nonmonotonic behavior, and that one type of stripe is(More)
This work presents audio watermarking algorithms robust to D/A and A/D conversion, scaling and quantization noise. The watermark is embedded in log-spectrum domain using a differential scheme and a quaternary bi-orthogonal code. An informed embedding algorithm is proposed, minimizing bit error rate while keeping distortion level below the masking threshold.(More)
We present a model for describing the combined presence of nematic and 'smectic' or stripe-like orders seen in recent scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments on cuprates. The smectic order is treated as an electronic charge density wave with an associated Peierls distortion or a 'Pomeranchuk wave'. This primary order is restricted to nanoscale(More)
Fermi-surface-free superconductivity arises when the superconducting order pulls down spectral weight from a band that is completely above the Fermi energy in the normal state. We show that this can arise in hole-doped cuprates when a competing order causes a reconstruction of the Fermi surface. The change in Fermi surface topology is accompanied by a(More)
The unclear relationship between cuprate superconductivity and the pseudogap state remains an impediment to understanding the high transition temperature (T(c)) superconducting mechanism. Here, we used magnetic field-dependent scanning tunneling microscopy to provide phase-sensitive proof that d-wave superconductivity coexists with the pseudogap on the(More)