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High Tc superconductivity?

  1. Oct 17, 2006 #1
    Hi, I've been working at a project on hign Tc superconductivity for a while. However, I found myself really need to gain some idea about the larger scope of this field. :confused:

    Could anyone here recommend an article or a book that has a general summary for High Tc superconductivity, including all the theories that are involved right now, or related experimental results, like arpes, neutron, etc?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2006 #2

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    Thanks a lot! very helpful. but they seem all experiments, any idea about the theory side, RVB, phonons, etc, etc?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2006 #7

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    The problem with recommending a "book" on high-Tc superconductors is that by the moment the book comes out, it tends to be severely out of date. The field moves THAT fast. This includes the "fashionable" theory of the time.

    As for an overview of the status of high-Tc superconductors, I can recommend this one written by Erica Carlson and company

    http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0206217
    [Note that the authors are what we call the "stripes" camp - so they have a favorable bias towards that scenario]

    To balance against that, here's the one by Patrick Lee, which includes a discussion on RVB (if you don't want to buy Phil Anderson's book)
    http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0410445

    Zz.

    Edit: P.S. You can find that Timusk paper that Gokul cited here:
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/cond-mat/9905219
     
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