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D-wave superconductors

  1. Jun 7, 2010 #1

    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
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  3. Jun 7, 2010 #2


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    No. It is paring having the [itex]d_{x^2-y^2}[/itex] symmetry. This is the symmetry of the paring order parameter in k-space.

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