Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Thursday, November 18, 1999, 2 p.m.
Plant Sciences Building, Room 1130

Charge transport in the CuO2 planes of high temperature superconductors: An experimental review

Matthew Grayson

(University of Maryland)

Abstract:   We will present an overview of recent experimental results studying charge transport and quasiparticle lifetimes in high Tc's, focusing on the anomalous temperature dependence of the normal state Hall scattering rate.  In the course of this discussion, we will describe contesting theories which try to explain these data and show which theories survive a comparison to the latest results.  This talk is intended specifically to provide context for the upcoming two condensed matter seminars on November 19 by N. P. Ong and on December 9 by Peter Johnson.

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