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Title: Physics of Superconducting Transition Temperatures

Abstract

While superconductivity is a fascinating phenomenon with many remarkable qualitative features that are widely discussed, the practical issue of what determines the superconducting transition temperature, $$T_c$$, is often downplayed as being a "microscopic detail." However, my friend, Ted Geballe, has relentlessly focussed on the physics of $$T_c$$, so in honor of his first century, I discuss some of the general physical considerations that govern $$T_c$$, both in "conventional" and ''unconventional" superconductors.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Stanford University, Stanford, California (United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1596272
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1557-1939
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; Superconductivity; phase ordering; negative U pairing

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Kivelson, Steven A. Physics of Superconducting Transition Temperatures. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s10948-019-05254-x.
Kivelson, Steven A. Physics of Superconducting Transition Temperatures. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10948-019-05254-x
Kivelson, Steven A. Fri . "Physics of Superconducting Transition Temperatures". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10948-019-05254-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1596272.
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abstractNote = {While superconductivity is a fascinating phenomenon with many remarkable qualitative features that are widely discussed, the practical issue of what determines the superconducting transition temperature, $T_c$, is often downplayed as being a "microscopic detail." However, my friend, Ted Geballe, has relentlessly focussed on the physics of $T_c$, so in honor of his first century, I discuss some of the general physical considerations that govern $T_c$, both in "conventional" and ''unconventional" superconductors.},
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