Coherent quasiparticles with a small fermi surface in lightly doped Sr(3)Ir(2)O(7)

Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Dec 19;113(25):256402. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.256402. Epub 2014 Dec 16.


We characterize the electron doping evolution of (Sr_{1-x}La_{x})_{3}Ir_{2}O_{7} by means of angle-resolved photoemission. Concomitant with the metal insulator transition around x≈0.05 we find the emergence of coherent quasiparticle states forming a closed small Fermi surface of volume 3x/2, where x is the independently measured La concentration. The quasiparticle weight Z remains large along the entire Fermi surface, consistent with the moderate renormalization of the low-energy dispersion, and no pseudogap is observed. This indicates a conventional, weakly correlated Fermi liquid state with a momentum independent residue Z≈0.5 in lightly doped Sr_{3}Ir_{2}O_{7}.