The Gap Symmetry and Fluctuations in High-Tc Superconductors

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Proceedings of a NATO ASI held in Carg&se, France, September 1-13, 199 7.

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Proceedings of a NATO ASI held in Carg&se, France, September 1-13, 199 7.

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In September 1997 in Cargese, France, scientists gathered to compare experimental results and models now that the availability of single crystals allows high-precision experiments that are reproducible and reliable. Oddly enough, many did not agree, and some heated controversy ensued. They concentrate on new experimental effects on two scales: the anisotropy of superconductive gap, concerned with the microscopic pair coupling; and thermal fluctuations, including vortex melting, related to the quasi-two- dimensional structures studied. The models offered range from strong to weak electron correlations, with an unusual emphasis on the latter. The 29 papers cover theories and models, materials and applications, optical spectroscopy, magnetic properties, thermodynamic properties and fluctuations, and tunneling experiments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781475785463
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/12/2014
  • Series: Nato Science Series B: , #371
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to High Temperature Superconducting Oxides 1
Present Status of High-T[subscript c] Research 15
Superconductivity in Cuprates, The van Hove Scenario: A Review 37
The Isotope Effect and Pair Breaking in Cuprate Superconductors 55
Mott Metal-Insulator Transition in Oxides 73
Scaling Behavior of the Normal State and Superfluid Density in Metallic YBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript x] Cuprates 91
The Nearly Antiferromagnetic Fermi Liquid Model 111
The Marginal Fermi Liquid Model 143
Current Research Issues for the Electron-Doped Cuprates 145
Superconductivity of Heavy-Electron Compounds: Comparison with Cuprates 159
The Inhomogeneity of High-T[subscript c] Superconductors 171
Applications of HTS in Space and Electronics 185
Photoemisson as a Probe of Superconductivity 195
Electronic Structure and Doping in Cuprate Superconductors 209
Electronic Structure of High-Tc Superconductors Obtained by Angle Resolved Photoemission 229
Light Scattering from Charge and Spin Excitations in Cuprate Systems 249
Topological Analysis of the Superconducting Gap by Electronic Raman Scattering in Hg-1223 Single Crystals 291
Evidence for Gap Asymmetry and Spin Fluctuations from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 309
NMR in the Normal State of Cuprates 331
From Magnons to the Resonance Peak: Spin Dynamics in High-T[subscript c] Superconducting Cuprates by Inelastic Neutron Scattering Experiments 349
Magnetic Penetration Depths in Cuprates: A Short Review of Measurement Techniques and Results 373
Specific Heat Experiments in High Magnetic Fields: d-Wave Symmetry, Fluctuations, Vortex Melting 403
The Spectrum of Thermodynamic Fluctuations in Short Coherence Length Superconductors 423
Multilayering Effects on the Thermal Fluctuations of Cooper Pairs around the Superconducting Transition in Cuprates 443
C-Axis Conductivity and the Role of d-Wave Superconductivity and Fluctuations on Anisotropic High Temperature Superconductors 465
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy on High Temperature Superconductors 487
Flux Quantization Experiments in Cuprate Superconductors 503
Tunneling In High-Tc Superconduction Cuprates 511
From the Andreev Reflection to the Shavin Contact Conductance 537
Concluding Remarks 557
Index 559
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