Elastocaloric signature of nematic fluctuations

  title={Elastocaloric signature of nematic fluctuations},
  author={Matthias S. Ikeda and Thanapat Worasaran and Elliott W. Rosenberg and Johanna C. Palmstrom and Steven A. Kivelson and Ian R. Fisher},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
Significance In an electron-nematic state, electronic correlations spontaneously break the rotational symmetry of the underlying lattice. Associated fluctuations occur in a wide range of quantum materials including high-temperature superconductors. While nematic fluctuations can enhance superconductivity or even induce electron pairing, it is also known that the coupling of nematicity to the lattice restricts these effects. The elastocaloric effect under uniaxial stress provides a thermodynamic… Expand
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