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Transport properties of the metallic state of overdoped cuprate superconductors from an anisotropic marginal Fermi liquid model
Jure Kokalj,Nigel E. Hussey,Ross H. McKenzie
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.045132
Abstract: We consider the implications of a phenomenological model self-energy for the charge transport properties of the metallic phase of the overdoped cuprate superconductors. The self-energy is the sum of two terms with characteristic dependencies on temperature, frequency, location on the Fermi surface, and doping. The first term is isotropic over the Fermi surface, independent of doping, and has the frequency and temperature dependence characteristic of a Fermi liquid. The second term is anisotropic over the Fermi surface (vanishing at the same points as the superconducting energy gap), strongly varies with doping (scaling roughly with $T_c$, the superconducting transition temperature), and has the frequency and temperature dependence characteristic of a marginal Fermi liquid. Previously it has been shown this self-energy can describe a range of experimental data including angle-dependent magnetoresistance (ADMR) and quasi-particle renormalisations determined from specific heat, quantum oscillations, and angle-resolved photo-emission spectroscopy (ARPES). Without introducing new parameters and neglecting vertex corrections we show that this model self-energy can give a quantitative description of the temperature and doping dependence of a range of reported transport properties of Tl2201 samples. These include the intra-layer resistivity, the frequency dependent optical conductivity, the intra-layer magnetoresistance, and the Hall coefficient. The temperature dependence of the latter two are particularly sensitive to the anisotropy of the scattering rate and to the shape of the Fermi surface. In contrast, the temperature dependence of the Hall angle is dominated by the Fermi liquid contribution to the self-energy that determines the scattering rate in the nodal regions of the Fermi surface.
Oceanic Sharks Clean at Coastal Seamount
Simon P. Oliver,Nigel E. Hussey,John R. Turner,Alison J. Beckett
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014755
Abstract: Interactions between pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) and cleaner wrasse were investigated at a seamount in the Philippines. Cleaning associations between sharks and teleosts are poorly understood, but the observable interactions seen at this site may explain why these mainly oceanic sharks regularly venture into shallow coastal waters where they are vulnerable to disturbance from human activity. From 1,230 hours of observations recorded by remote video camera between July 2005 and December 2009, 97 cleaner-thresher shark events were analyzed, 19 of which were interrupted. Observations of pelagic thresher sharks interacting with cleaners at the seamount were recorded at all times of day but their frequency declined gradually from morning until evening. Cleaners showed preferences for foraging on specific areas of a thresher shark's body. For all events combined, cleaners were observed to conduct 2,757 inspections, of which 33.9% took place on the shark's pelvis, 23.3% on the pectoral fins, 22.3% on the caudal fin, 8.6% on the body, 8.3% on the head, 2.1% on the dorsal fin, and 1.5% on the gills respectively. Cleaners did not preferentially inspect thresher sharks by time of day or by shark sex, but there was a direct correlation between the amount of time a thresher shark spent at a cleaning station and the number of inspections it received. Thresher shark clients modified their behavior by “circular-stance-swimming,” presumably to facilitate cleaner inspections. The cleaner-thresher shark association reflected some of the known behavioral trends in the cleaner-reef teleost system since cleaners appeared to forage selectively on shark clients. Evidence is mounting that in addition to acting as social refuges and foraging grounds for large visiting marine predators, seamounts may also support pelagic ecology by functioning as cleaning stations for oceanic sharks and rays.
Variable δ15N Diet-Tissue Discrimination Factors among Sharks: Implications for Trophic Position, Diet and Food Web Models
Jill A. Olin, Nigel E. Hussey, Alice Grgicak-Mannion, Mark W. Fritts, Sabine P. Wintner, Aaron T. Fisk
PLOS ONE , 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077567
Abstract: The application of stable isotopes to characterize the complexities of a species foraging behavior and trophic relationships is dependent on assumptions of δ15N diet-tissue discrimination factors (?15N). As ?15N values have been experimentally shown to vary amongst consumers, tissues and diet composition, resolving appropriate species-specific ?15N values can be complex. Given the logistical and ethical challenges of controlled feeding experiments for determining ?15N values for large and/or endangered species, our objective was to conduct an assessment of a range of reported ?15N values that can hypothetically serve as surrogates for describing the predator-prey relationships of four shark species that feed on prey from different trophic levels (i.e., different mean δ15N dietary values). Overall, the most suitable species-specific ?15N values decreased with increasing dietary-δ15N values based on stable isotope Bayesian ellipse overlap estimates of shark and the principal prey functional groups contributing to the diet determined from stomach content analyses. Thus, a single ?15N value was not supported for this speciose group of marine predatory fishes. For example, the ?15N value of 3.7‰ provided the highest percent overlap between prey and predator isotope ellipses for the bonnethead shark (mean diet δ15N = 9‰) whereas a ?15N value < 2.3‰ provided the highest percent overlap between prey and predator isotope ellipses for the white shark (mean diet δ15N = 15‰). These data corroborate the previously reported inverse ?15N-dietary δ15N relationship when both isotope ellipses of principal prey functional groups and the broader identified diet of each species were considered supporting the adoption of different ?15N values that reflect the predators’ δ15N-dietary value. These findings are critical for refining the application of stable isotope modeling approaches as inferences regarding a species’ ecological role in their community will be influenced with consequences for conservation and management actions.
Anomalous magnetothermopower in a metallic frustrated antiferromagnet
Stevan Arsenijevi?,Jong Mok Ok,Peter Robinson,Saman Ghannadzadeh,Mikhail I. Katsnelson,Jun Sung Kim,Nigel E. Hussey
Physics , 2015,
Abstract: We report the temperature $T$ and magnetic field $H$ dependence of the thermopower $S$ of an itinerant triangular antiferromagnet PdCrO$_2$ in high magnetic fields up to 32 T. In the paramagnetic phase, the zero-field thermopower is positive with a value typical of good metals with a high carrier density. In marked contrast with typical metals, however, $S$ decreases rapidly with increasing magnetic field, approaching zero at the maximum field scale for $T >$ 70 K. We argue here that this profound change in the thermoelectric response derives from the strong interaction of the 4$d$ correlated electrons of the Pd ions with the short-range spin correlations of the Cr$^{3+}$ spins that persist beyond the N\'{e}el ordering temperature due to the combined effects of geometrical frustration and low dimensionality.
The Last Frontier: Catch Records of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Northwest Pacific Ocean
Heather M. Christiansen, Victor Lin, Sho Tanaka, Anatoly Velikanov, Henry F. Mollet, Sabine P. Wintner, Sonja V. Fordham, Aaron T. Fisk, Nigel E. Hussey
PLOS ONE , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094407
Abstract: White sharks are highly migratory apex predators, globally distributed in temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical waters. Knowledge of white shark biology and ecology has increased recently based on research at known aggregation sites in the Indian, Atlantic, and Northeast Pacific Oceans; however, few data are available for the Northwest Pacific Ocean. This study provides a meta-analysis of 240 observations of white sharks from the Northwest Pacific Ocean between 1951 and 2012. Records comprise reports of bycatch in commercial fisheries, media accounts, personal communications, and documentation of shark-human interactions from Russia (n = 8), Republic of Korea (22), Japan (129), China (32), Taiwan (45), Philippines (1) and Vietnam (3). Observations occurred in all months, excluding October-January in the north (Russia and Republic of Korea) and July-August in the south (China, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam). Population trend analysis indicated that the relative abundance of white sharks in the region has remained relatively stable, but parameterization of a 75% increase in observer effort found evidence of a minor decline since 2002. Reliably measured sharks ranged from 126–602 cm total length (TL) and 16–2530 kg total weight. The largest shark in this study (602 cm TL) represents the largest measured shark on record worldwide. For all countries combined the sex ratio was non-significantly biased towards females (1:1.1; n = 113). Of 60 females examined, 11 were confirmed pregnant ranging from the beginning stages of pregnancy (egg cases) to near term (140 cm TL embryos). On average, 6.0±2.2 embryos were found per litter (maximum of 10) and gestation period was estimated to be 20 months. These observations confirm that white sharks are present in the Northwest Pacific Ocean year-round. While acknowledging the difficulties of studying little known populations of a naturally low abundance species, these results highlight the need for dedicated research to inform regional conservation and management planning.
Phenomenology of the normal state in-plane transport properties of high-$T_c$ cuprates
N. E. Hussey
Physics , 2008, DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/12/123201
Abstract: In this article, I review progress towards an understanding of the normal state (in-plane) transport properties of high-$T_c$ cuprates in the light of recent developments in both spectroscopic and transport measurement techniques. Against a backdrop of mounting evidence for anisotropic single-particle lifetimes in cuprate superconductors, new results have emerged that advocate similar momentum dependence in the transport decay rate $\Gamma$({\bf k}). In addition, enhancement of the energy scale (up to the bare bandwidth) over which spectroscopic information on the quasiparticle response can be obtained has led to the discovery of new, unforeseen features that surprisingly, may have a significant bearing on the transport properties at the dc limit. With these two key developments in mind, I consider here whether all the ingredients necessary for a complete phenomenological description of the anomalous normal state transport properties of high-$T_c$ cuprates are now in place.
Non-generality of the Kadowaki-Woods ratio in correlated oxides
N. E. Hussey
Physics , 2004, DOI: 10.1143/JPSJ.74.1107
Abstract: An explicit expression for the Kadowaki-Woods ratio in correlated metals is derived by invoking saturation of the (high-frequency) Fermi-liquid scattering rate at the Mott-Ioffe-Regel limit. Significant deviations observed in a number of oxides are quantitatively explained due to variations in carrier density, dimensionality, unit cell volume and the number of individual sheets in the Brillouin zone. A generic re-scaling of the original Kadowaki-Woods plot is also presented.
The normal state scattering rate in high-Tc cuprates
N. E. Hussey
Physics , 2001, DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2003-00059-9
Abstract: I present a new phenomenological model for the normal state transport properties of high-Tc cuprates. In particular, I identify a form of scattering rate that may account, qualitatively and quantitatively, for the normal state (magneto)-transport properties of Tl2Ba2CuO6+\delta and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+\delta from optimal doping through to the overdoped side of the phase diagram. The form of the scattering rate is also consistent with features seen in photoemission spectroscopy in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+\delta and offers a new intuitive way to understand the evolution of the temperature dependence of the inverse Hall angle with disorder and with carrier concentration.
Universality of the Mott-Ioffe-Regel limit in metals
N. E. Hussey,K. Takenaka,H. Takagi
Physics , 2004, DOI: 10.1080/14786430410001716944
Abstract: The absence of resistivity saturation in many strongly correlated metals, including the high-temperature superconductors, is critically examined from the viewpoint of optical conductivity measurements. Coherent quasiparticle conductivity, in the form of a Drude peak centred at zero frequency, is found to disappear as the mean free path (at $\omega$ = 0) becomes comparable to the interatomic spacing. This basic loss of coherence at the so-called Mott-Ioffe-Regel (MIR) limit suggests that the universality of the MIR criterion is preserved even in the presence of strong electron correlations. We argue that the shedding of spectral weight at low frequencies, induced by strong correlation effects, is the primary origin of the extended positive slope of the resistivity to high temperatures observed in all so-called "bad metals". Moreover, in common with those metals which exhibit resistivity saturation at high temperatures, the scattering rate itself, as extracted from optical spectra, saturates at a value consistent with the MIR limit. We consider possible implications that this ceiling in the scattering rate may have for our understanding of transport within a wide variety of bad metals and suggest a better method for analysing their optical response.
History of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome Historia del Síndrome Antifosfolípido
E Nigel Harris
Revista Colombiana de Reumatología , 2009,
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