Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Thursday, November 19, 1998, 4 p.m.
Plant Sciences Building, Room 1130


Local Electronic Structure and High-Tc Superconductivity

Victor Emery

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Abstract: The present phenomenological understanding of the high-Tc superconductors will be described. It will be shown that the essential feature of these materials is that they are doped antiferromagnetic insulators for which the conventional quasiparticle theory of the normal state and the BCS theory of the superconducting state do not apply. By now, many experiments support the idea of charge inhomogeneity on intermediate length scales, which provides the basis of a new mechanism and many-body theory of high-Tc superconductivity.

Host: Victor Yakovenko

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