Quasiparticle interference and the interplay between superconductivity and density wave order in the cuprates

  title={Quasiparticle interference and the interplay between superconductivity and density wave order in the cuprates},
  author={Elizabeth A. Nowadnick and Brian Moritz and Thomas P. Devereaux},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) is a useful probe for studying the cuprates in the superconducting and pseudogap states. Here we present a theoretical study of the Z-map, defined as the ratio of the local density of states at positive and negative bias energies, which frequently is used to analyze STS data. We show how the evolution of the quasiparticle interference peaks in the Fourier transform Z-map can be understood by considering different types of impurity scatterers, as well as… 
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