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The Strange Metal State of the Electron-Doped Cuprates

Authors
  • Greene, Richard L.
  • Mandal, Pampa R.
  • Poniatowski, Nicholas R.
  • Sarkar, Tarapada
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
Publisher
Annual Reviews
Publication Date
Mar 10, 2020
Volume
11
Pages
213–229
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031119-050558
Source
Annual Reviews
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Abstract

An understanding of the high-temperature copper oxide (cuprate) superconductors has eluded the physics community for over thirty years and represents one of the greatest unsolved problems in condensed matter physics. Particularly enigmatic is the normal state from which superconductivity emerges, so much so that this phase has been dubbed a “strange metal.” In this article, we review recent research into this strange metallic state as realized in the electron-doped cuprates with a focus on their transport properties. The electron-doped compounds differ in several ways from their more thoroughly studied hole-doped counterparts, and understanding these asymmetries of the phase diagram may prove crucial to developing a final theory of the cuprates. Most of the experimental results discussed in this review have yet to be explained and remain an outstanding challenge for theory.

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