We study underdoped high-Tc superconductors YBa 2Cu3O6.5 and YBa2Cu 4O8 using first-principles pseudopotential methods with additional Coulomb interactions at the Cu atoms and obtain Fermi-surface pocket areas in close agreement with measured Shubnikov-de Haas and de Haas-van Alphen oscillations. With antiferromagnetic order in CuO2 planes, stable in the calculations, small hole pockets are formed near the so-called Fermi-arc positions in the Brillouin zone, which reproduce the low-frequency oscillations. A large electron pocket, necessary for the negative Hall coefficient, is also formed in YBa2Cu3O6.5, giving rise to the high-frequency oscillations as well. Effective masses and specific heats are also calculated. Our results highlight the important role of magnetic order in the electronic structure of underdoped high-Tc superconductors.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Jul 11|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics