It is shown that antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in a two-dimensional metal, such as heavily doped cuprate superconductors, lead to a pseudogap in the electronic spectrum. The spectral function evolves from one peak in the Fermi-liquid regime to two peaks, one for particles and one for holes. The self-energy of spin bags and their pairing interaction are calculated. These results are consistent with the corresponding results in the weakly doped ordered antiferromagnet.
- Received 2 October 1989
- Published in the issue dated 1 April 1990
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