One of the outstanding problems in contemporary solid state physics concerns the mechanism of high temperature superconductivity (HTS). In particular, what binds charges that normally repel one another, into (Cooper) pairs? Closely related to this question is where the superconductivity resides in the material. We aim to answer the latter question in the much studied prototypical HTS YBa2Cu3O7. In doing so we expect to demonstrate that phonons, widely believed not to play a role in HTS are in fact an important component in the HTS pairing mechanism.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/04 → 31/12/05|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD50,000.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC)