New world of Gossamer superconductivity

Kazumi Maki, Stephan Haas, David Parker, Hyekyung Won, Balazs Dora, Attila Virosztek

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Since the discovery of the high-Tc cuprate superconductor La2-xBaCuO4 in 1986 by Bednorz and Müller, controversy regarding the nature or origin of this remarkable superconductivity has continued. However, d-wave superconductivity in the hole-doped cuprates, arising due to the anti-paramagnon exchange, was established around 1994. More recently we have shown that the mean field theory, like the BCS theory of superconductivity and Landau's Fermi liquid theory are adequate to describe the cuprates. The keys for this development are the facts that a) the pseudogap phase is d-wave density wave (dDW) and that the high-Tc cuprate superconductivity is gossamer (i.e. it exists in the presence of dDW).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3156-3161
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2006
Event4th International Conference on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials, MSM'05 - Agadir, Morocco
Duration: Sep 5 2006Sep 8 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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