High temperature superconductivity in the cuprates: Materials, phenomena and a mechanism

Sumilan Banerjee, Chandan Dasgupta, Subroto Mukerjee, T. V. Ramakrishnan*, Kingshuk Sarkar

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Superconductivity in the cuprates, discovered in the late 1980s and occurring at unprecedentedly high temperatures (up to about 140K) in about thirty chemically distinct families, continues to be a major problem in physics. In this article, after a brief introduction of these square planar materials with weak interlayer coupling, we mention some of the salient electronic properties of hole doped cuprates such as the pseudogap phase and the Fermi arc. We then outline a phenomenological, Ginzburg Landau like theory developed by some of us for the emergent d-wave symmetry superconductivity in these materials, and confronted successfully with a large amount of experimental information. A more recent application of the approach to fluctuation diamagnetism and to the anomalously large Nernst effect is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Materials, IWAM 2017
EditorsSukanta K. Tripathy, Shyamalendu M. Bose, Mihir Hota
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780735417212
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Advanced Materials, IWAM 2017 - Berhampur, Odisha, India
Duration: 19 Dec 201721 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Advanced Materials, IWAM 2017
CityBerhampur, Odisha


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