Doping dependence of fluctuation diamagnetism in high Tc superconductors

Kingshuk Sarkar, Sumilan Banerjee, Subroto Mukerjee, T. V. Ramakrishnan

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Using a recently proposed Ginzburg-Landau-like lattice free energy functional due to Banerjee et al. (2011) we calculate the fluctuation diamagnetism of high-Tc superconductors as a function of doping, magnetic field and temperature. We analyse the pairing fluctuations above the superconducting transition temperature in the cuprates, ranging from the strong phase fluctuation dominated underdoped limit to the more conventional amplitude fluctuation dominated overdoped regime. We show that a model where the pairing scale increases and the superfluid density decreases with underdoping produces features of the observed magnetization in the pseudogap region, in good qualitative and reasonable quantitative agreement with the experimental data. In particular, we explicitly show that even when the pseudogap has a pairing origin the magnetization actually tracks the superconducting dome instead of the pseudogap temperature, as seen in experiment. We discuss the doping dependence of the 'onset' temperature for fluctuation diamagnetism and comment on the role of vortex core-energy in our model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-23
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of Physics
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cuprates
  • Diamagnetism
  • Doping
  • Fluctuation
  • Pseudogap
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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