The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment

Philip W. Anderson, G. Baskaran, Zhou Zou, Joseph Wheatley, Ted Hsu, B. Sriram Shastry, Benoit Doucot, Shoudan Liang

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Abstract

We show that the "normal" metal from which high-Tc oxide superconductors condense is a two-dimensional quantum spin fluid whose low-energy excitations are fermions with spin and no charge (spinons) and bosons with charge and no spin (holons). Conventional electron excitations cost 0.5 to 1 eV of energy. At Tc the holons pair condense due primarily to cooperative interlayer Josephson tunneling. We will discuss a number of experimental consequences of the above, and possibly also new developments in the theory of the insulating RVB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume153-155
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Oxide superconductors
Bosons
Fermions
Excitation energy
Superconducting materials
Metals
Fluids
Electrons
Costs
Josephson effect
Experiments
excitation
interlayers
bosons
fermions
costs
oxides
energy
fluids
metals

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Anderson, P. W., Baskaran, G., Zou, Z., Wheatley, J., Hsu, T., Shastry, B. S., ... Liang, S. (1988). The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment. Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, 153-155(PART 1), 527-530. https://doi.org/10.1016/0921-4534(88)90712-5

The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment. / Anderson, Philip W.; Baskaran, G.; Zou, Zhou; Wheatley, Joseph; Hsu, Ted; Shastry, B. Sriram; Doucot, Benoit; Liang, Shoudan.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, Vol. 153-155, No. PART 1, 01.01.1988, p. 527-530.

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Anderson, PW, Baskaran, G, Zou, Z, Wheatley, J, Hsu, T, Shastry, BS, Doucot, B & Liang, S 1988, 'The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment', Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, vol. 153-155, no. PART 1, pp. 527-530. https://doi.org/10.1016/0921-4534(88)90712-5
Anderson PW, Baskaran G, Zou Z, Wheatley J, Hsu T, Shastry BS et al. The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment. Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications. 1988 Jan 1;153-155(PART 1):527-530. https://doi.org/10.1016/0921-4534(88)90712-5
Anderson, Philip W. ; Baskaran, G. ; Zou, Zhou ; Wheatley, Joseph ; Hsu, Ted ; Shastry, B. Sriram ; Doucot, Benoit ; Liang, Shoudan. / The theory of high-Tc superconductors - comparisons with experiment. In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications. 1988 ; Vol. 153-155, No. PART 1. pp. 527-530.
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