Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
Thursday, November 19, 1998, 4 p.m.
Plant Sciences Building, Room 1130
Local Electronic Structure and High-Tc Superconductivity
(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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