# D-wave superconductors

1. Jun 7, 2010

### Niles

Hi

I've been searcing the WWW, but I can't seem to find an exact definition of a d-wave superconductor. Is a d-wave superconductor simply a superconductor, where the Cooper pairs are formed by d-shell electrons?

Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
2. Jun 7, 2010

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
No. It is paring having the $d_{x^2-y^2}$ symmetry. This is the symmetry of the paring order parameter in k-space.

Zz.