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Authors: Fu-sui Liu and Yumin Hou (Beijing Univ., Beijing, P.R. China) 
Book Description:
Based on the latest progress in superconductivity research, the authors form a conventional theory of superconductivity and express BCS paring theory at a higher level. They especially emphasis the importance of the long-range phase coherence for the superconductivity. They also point out some misunderstandings of basic concepts about superconductivity in present textbooks and monographs. They illustrate the correct theory of the high-Tc superconductivity and the application of the high-Tc superconductors to establish a correct and detailed theory regarding this mechanism in different systems.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Introduction; pp. 1-21
1.1 Basic Phenomena and Concepts
1.1.1 Electric properties (1911)
1.1.2 Diamagnetism (Meissner effect, 1933)
1.1.3 Electronic specific heat
1.1.4 Isotope effect (1950
1.1.5 Josephson effect (1962)
1.1.6 Pseudogap state
1.2 Phenomenological Theories
1.2.1 London equations (1935)
1.2.2 Pippard nonlocal generalization of London equations (1950)
1.2.3 Ginzburg-Landau theory (1950)
1.2.4 Surface energy
1.2.5 Flux quantization

Chapter 2 - BCS Pairing Theory; pp. 23-89
2.1 Single Cooper Pair
2.2 The Size of a Cooper Pair
2.3 Pairing Approximation
2.4 Quasiparticle Energy Spectrum
2.4.1 Excitation energy
2.4.2 Momentum distribution in BCS ground state
2.5 Quasiparticle Excitation
2.5.1 Bogoliubov-Valatin transformation
2.5.2 Partition function Zred
2.5.3 Discussion on the gap equation
2.5.4 Specific heat jump at T¤
2.6 Application of Quantum Field Theory
2.6.1 Gorkov equation set and gap
2.6.2 Microscopic derivation of Ginzburg-Landau equations
2.7 Theory of Electron Tunneling
2.7.1 General theory of tunneling
2.7.2 N-I-N tunneling junction
2.7.3 Josephson tunneling
2.7.4 Bias-induced oscillatory current in P-I-P junction
2.7.5 N-I-S tunneling junction
2.7.6 S-I-S tunneling junction
2.8 On London Equations
2.9 On Shapiro Steps
2.10 Probability of Cooper Pair
2.10.1 Constant weak magnetic field
2.10.2 Kernel Q(x-y)
2.10.3 Physical meaning of Q

Chapter 3 - Two Local Spin-Mediated Interaction; pp. 91-120
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Expression of TLSMI and Gap Equation
3.2.1 2-D and spin 1/2
3.2.2 Gap equation
3.2.3 2-D and high local spin
3.2.4 3-D
3.2.5 1-D
3.3 Determination of Tc

Chapter 4 - Properties of High-Tc Cuprates; pp. 121-155
4.1 Features of Gap Anisotropy and Explanations
4.2 Essence of Pseudogap State
4.2.1 Introduction
4.2.2 Essence of pseudogap state
4.2.3 Bias-induced oscillatory current in P-I-P junction and other
weakly coupled systems
4.2.4 Possible high temperature superconductivity in the heavily
underdoped high-Tc cuprates
4.3 Inhomogeneities of Gap and Superconductivity
4.3.1 Introduction
4.3.2 Numerical results of the inhomogeneity
4.3.3 Explanations for the nine features of the inhomogeneities
4.3.4 Predictions
4.3.5 Reconciliation of the sharp contradiction between basic
concept of superconductivity and Lang et al.'s observations
4.3.6 Conclusions
4.4 Relationship between Temperature and Gap
4.4.1 Types of temperature-dependence of gap
4.4.2 A misunderstanding
4.5 Unified Explanation for Doping Dependences
4.6 Isotope Effect
4.7 Admixtures of d-Wave Gap in Y123 Films
4.8 La2¡xSrxCuO4 (LSCO)
4.9 Fermi Arc Phenomena
4.9.1 Introduction
4.9.2 Anisotropy of d-p¾ model
4.9.3 Numerical results
4.9.4 Predictions
4.10 Field Independence of the Pseudogap
4.11 Pseudogap in the Vortex Cores

Chapter 5 - Methods of Numerical Calculations; pp. 157-174
5.1 Calculations for the RKKY¡Like Interaction
5.2 The Values of Parameters
5.3 Program to Calculate Tc and Gap
5.4 Examples of Application of General.nb
5.5 La2¡xSrxCuO4 (LSCO)
5.6 Limit of Supercurrent in the High-Tc Cuprates
5.7 Doped Magnetic Materials

Chapter 6 - Other Systems; pp. 175-189
6.1 Nd2¡xCexCuO4 (NCCO)
6.2 Sr2RuO4 (SRO)
6.3 Gap and Superconductivity of Chain in Y123
6.4 Heavy-Fermion Superconductivity
6.5 Organic Superconductors
6.6 The Ladder Materials
6.7 The Infinite-Layer Structure
6.8 Fe1¡xS
6.9 SmRh4B4
6.10 MnSi
6.11 Many Antiferromagnetic Materials
6.12 Doping C60
6.13 A15 Compounds
6.14 Cuprate Superlattice
6.15 Borocarbides
6.16 C15 Laves Phases .
6.17 Kondo Semiconductors
6.18 Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxides
6.19 (TaSe4)I and K0:3MoO3
6.20 UGe2
6.21 Superfluidity of 3He
6.22 Superfluidity of 4He

Chapter 7 - Extended Abrikosov Pseudo-Fermion Method; pp. 191-202
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Abrikosov Pseudo-Fermion Representation
7.3 Transformation from Full to Physical Average
7.4 Transformation from Full to Physical Green Function
7.5 High Local Spin
7.6 Methods Treating Local Spin Operators

A Abrikosov Pseudo-Fermion Representation
A.1 Introduction
A.2 Pseudo-Fermion Representation
A.3 Statistical Average

Bibliography

Index

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   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-803-2
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