en
Scientific article
Open access
English

Real-Time Observation of Phonon-Mediated σ − π Interband Scattering in MgB2

Published inPhysical review letters, vol. 119, no. 9, 097002
Publication date2017-08-31
First online date2017-08-31
Abstract

In systems having an anisotropic electronic structure, such as the layered materials graphite, graphene, and cuprates, impulsive light excitation can coherently stimulate specific bosonic modes, with exotic consequences for the emergent electronic properties. Here we show that the population of E2g phonons in the multiband superconductor MgB2 can be selectively enhanced by femtosecond laser pulses, leading to a transient control of the number of carriers in the σ-electronic subsystem. The nonequilibrium evolution of the material optical constants is followed in the spectral region sensitive to both the a- and c-axis plasma frequencies and modeled theoretically, revealing the details of the σ−π interband scattering mechanism in MgB2.

Research group
Citation (ISO format)
BALDINI, E. et al. Real-Time Observation of Phonon-Mediated σ − π Interband Scattering in MgB<sub>2</sub>. In: Physical review letters, 2017, vol. 119, n° 9, p. 097002. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.097002
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
accessLevelPublic
Identifiers
ISSN of the journal0031-9007
146views
62downloads

Technical informations

Creation01/18/2022 3:21:00 PM
First validation01/18/2022 3:21:00 PM
Update time03/16/2023 2:24:39 AM
Status update03/16/2023 2:24:37 AM
Last indexation05/06/2024 8:54:13 AM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack