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Spectroscopy of High-Tc Superconductors

A Theoretical View, 1st Edition

Edited by N.M. Plakida

CRC Press

304 pages

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Despite ten years of intensive research, many questions remain unanswered concerning the nature of the electronic structure (Fermi vs non-Fermi liquid) and mechanisms of superconductivity.

Spectroscopy of High-Tc Superconductors, A Theoretical View provides a current, comprehensive review of the experimental results and theoretical interpretations concerning elementary excitation spectra (electronic, phononic, charge, and spin fluctuations) in high-Tc superconductors (HTSC). It discusses accepted microscopic models that describe the electronic structure of the copper-oxide plane - the three-band model, the generalized Emery model, the one-band Hubbard model, different kinds of the t-J model, and the regular Kondo-lattice model - and compares them with ARPES experiments.

Leading Russian researchers also consider experimental results obtained by Raman scattering both by phonons and electronic excitations, including magnetic excitations in antiferromagnets in the normal phase, on almost all the types of superconducting cuprates. The results are treated theoretically with the emphasis on features thought to be related to superconductivity. The book also gives an account of the properties of the microwave surface impedance and complex conductivity as functions of temperature common for high-quality single crystals: YBCO, BSCCO, TBCCO, and BKBO. The basics of the muon method and a review of experimental results for superconducting states of different HTSC-compounds are also presented.

By offering a thorough examination of current research in the field, this book will appeal to advanced students and researchers working in superconductivity and theoretical condensed matter physics.

Table of Contents

Spin Polaron in the Cuprate Superconductors: Interpretation of the ARPES Results, A.F. Barabanov, L.A. Maksimov, and A.V. Mikkeyenkov


The Main Idea of the Local Spin-Polaron Concept in Strongly Correlated Models

The Spherically Symmetric Approach for the Frustrated Two-dimensional Heisenberg Antiferromagnet

The Local Spin Polaron Motion

From Local to Complex Spin Polaron

The Spin-polaron Beyond the Mean-Field Approximation




What Can One Learn from Raman Spectra of High-Temperature Superconductors?, E.Ya. Sherman, O.V. Misochko, and P. Lemmens

Basics of Light Scattering

Phonon Raman Scattering in the Cuprates

Electronic Raman Scattering in the Cuprates

Problems and Conclusions



In-plane Microwave Response of High-Tc Single Crystals: Experiment and Theory, M.R. Trunin and A.A. Golubov


Electrodynamics of Superconductors

Experimental Procedure

Experimental Results

Modified Two-fluid Model

On the Way to a Microscopic Theory




Study of High-Tc Superconductors by mSR-Technique, Yu.M. Belousov and V.P. Smilga


General Provisions of Ginzburg-Landau's Theory

Muon Method for Isotropic Superconductors

Muon Method for Anisotripic Superconductors (HTSC)

Pinning and Distortion of Vortex Structures

Application of Theoretical Results to Experimental Data Processing

Temperature Dependence of the Main Parameters of HTSC (l and x)

Vortex Lattice Melting and Transition to Three-dimension Structure

Variation of mSR Signal in Non-equilibrium State of HTSC

Study of Dependence Tc on Degree of Doping

Rare-earth Ion Magnetism

Co-existence of Magnetic Ordering and Superconductivity




Subject Index

About the Editor

Proffesor Plakida is Head of the Department of Bogolubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical