Strong-Coupling Theory of High-Temperature Superconductivity Hardback
High-temperature superconductivity has transformed the landscape of solid state science, leading to the discovery of new classes of materials, states of matter, and concepts.
However, despite being over a quarter of a century since its discovery, there is still no single accepted theory to explain its origin.
This book presents one approach, the strong-coupling or bipolaron theory, which proposes that high-temperature superconductivity originates from competing Coulomb and electron-phonon interactions.
The author provides a thorough overview of the theory, describing numerous experimental observations, and giving detailed mathematical derivations of key theoretical findings at an accessible level.
Applications of the theory to existing high-temperature superconductors are discussed, as well as possibilities of liquid superconductors and higher critical temperatures.
Alternative theories are also examined to provide a balanced and informative perspective.
This monograph will appeal to advanced researchers and academics in the fields of condensed matter physics and quantum-field theories.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 194 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 61 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 02/05/2013
- Category: Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)
- ISBN: 9781107018556