We review recent measurements of the high-frequency dynamic magnetic susceptibility in the high-Tc, superconducting systems La2-xSrxCuO4 and YBa2Cu3O6+x. Experiments were performed using the chopper spectrometers HET and MARI at the ISIS spallation source. We have placed our measurements on an absolute intensity scale; this allows systematic trends to be seen and comparisons with theory to be made. We find that the insulating S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic parent compounds show a dramatic renormalization of the spin wave intensity. The effect of doping on the response is to cause broadenings in wave vector and large redistributions of spectral weight in the frequency spectrum.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- 2-D antiferromagnets
- High temperature superconductors
- Quantum corrections