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    Ordering Process and Its Hole Concentration Dependence of the Stripe Order in La{2-x}Sr{x}NiO{4}

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    Ordering process of stripe order in La{2-x}Sr{x}NiO{4} with x being around 1/3 was investigated by neutron diffraction experiments. When the stripe order is formed at high temperature, incommensurability \epsilon of the stripe order has a tendency to show the value close to 1/3 for the samples with x at both sides of 1/3. With decreasing temperature, however, \epsilon becomes close to the value determined by the linear relation of \epsilon = n_h, where n_h is a hole concentration. This variation of the \epsilon strongly affects the character of the stripe order through the change of the carrier densities in stripes and antiferromagnetic domains.Comment: 5 pages, 3 figures, REVTeX, to be published in Phys. Rev.

    Effect of Co doping on the in-plane anisotropy in the optical spectrum of underdoped Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2

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    We investigated the anisotropy in the in-plane optical spectra of detwinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2. The optical conductivity spectrum of BaFe2As2 shows appreciable anisotropy in the magnetostructural ordered phase, whereas the dc resistivity is almost isotropic at low temperatures. Upon Co doping, the resistivity becomes highly anisotropic, while the finite-energy intrinsic anisotropy is suppressed. It is found that anisotropy in resistivity arises from anisotropic impurity scattering from doped Co atoms, extrinsic in origin. Intensity of a specific optical phonon mode is also found to show striking anisotropy in the ordered phase. The anisotropy induced by Co impurity and that observed in the optical phonon mode are hallmarks of the highly polarizable electronic state in the ordered phase.Comment: 5 pages, 4 figure

    Distinct doping dependences of the pseudogap and superconducting gap La2x_{2-x}Srx_{x}CuO4_4 cuprate superconductors

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    We have performed a temperature-dependent angle-integrated photoemission study of lightly-doped to heavily-overdoped La2x_{2-x}Srx_{x}CuO4_4 and oxygen-doped La2_2CuO4.10_{4.10}. We found that both the magnitude Δ\Delta* of the (small) pseudogap and the temperature \textit{T}* at which the pseudogap is opened increases with decreasing hole concentration, consistent with previous studies. On the other hand, the superconducting gap Δsc\Delta_{sc} was found to remain small for decreasing hole concentration. The results can be explained if the superconducting gap opens only on the Fermi arc around the nodal (0,0)-(π,π\pi,\pi) direction while the pseudogap opens around \sim(π\pi, 0).Comment: 4 pages, 3 figure