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Theory of Superconductivity

From Weak to Strong Coupling, 1st Edition

By A.S Alexandrov

CRC Press

300 pages

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Theory of Superconductivity: From Weak to Strong Coupling leads the reader from basic principles through detailed derivations and a description of the many interesting phenomena in conventional and high-temperature superconductors. The book describes physical properties of novel superconductors, in particular, the normal state, superconducting critical temperatures and critical fields, isotope effects, normal and superconducting gaps, tunneling, angle-resolved photoemission, stripes, and symmetries.

The book divides naturally into two parts. Part I introduces the phenomenology of superconductivity, the microscopic BCS theory, and its extension to the intermediate coupling regime. The first three chapters of this part cover generally accepted themes in the conventional theory of superconductivity and serve as a good introduction to the subject. Chapter 4 describes what happens to the conventional theory when the coupling between electrons becomes strong. Part II describes key physical properties of high-temperature superconductors and their theoretical interpretation. Alternative viewpoints are discussed, but the emphasis is placed on the bipolaron theory.

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"The book presents both a useful description of the fundamentals of the theory of supercondutivity and an example of the further evolution of the polaron concept."

-Professor J. T. Devreese

Table of Contents

THEORY

Phenomenology

Weak Coupling Theory

Intermediate Coupling Theory

Strong Coupling Theory

APPLICATIONS TO HIGH-Tc SUPERCONDUCTORS

Competing Interactions in Unconventional Superconductors

Normal State of Cuprates

Superconducting Transition

Superconducting State of Cuprates

Conclusion

Appendix A: Bloch States

Appendix B: Quantum Statistics and Boltzmann Kinetics

Appendix C: Second Quantization

Appendix D: Analytical Properties of One-Particle Green's Functions

Appendix E: Canonical Transformation

References

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science