Paper: Unidirectional spin density wave state in metallic (Sr1−xLax)2IrO4

January 09, 2018

Our paper appeared today unveiling a unidirectional spin density wave state in electron-doped Sr2IrO4. Resonant x-ray scattering experiments were able to detect a spin modulation that forms along the Ir-Ir bond diagonal in this system once a coherent Fermi surface is established.  This forms an electronically phase separated state that mirrors the magnetic state observed in hole-doped high-Tc cuprates at very low doping levels. 

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