• C M Srivastava

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    • On the critical temperature of a superconducting system

      C M Srivastava

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      Based on the assumption that in the groundbcs state the net gain in energy is equivalent to the repulsive electron-ion and electron-electron Darwin interactions, an expression forTc has been obtained which depends on only a few atomic parameters. The theory provides a criterion for the occurrence of superconductivity and yields satisfactory values ofTc for metals and alloys, and ternary chalcogenides and borides. It explains the difference inTc in the crystalline and amorphous states as well as the pressure dependence ofTc. The possibility of occurrence of high temperature superconductivity has been explored.

    • Theory of high temperature superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O7

      C M Srivastava

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      A theory of high temperature superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O7_δ compound has been developed on the basis of the momentum pairing of electrons through the relativistic Darwin interaction. The transport behaviour of electrons is explained in terms of a mechanism of correlated electron transfer arising from the electron-phonon coupling. A model Hamiltonian has been developed to describe the superconducting properties of the system. This gives an energy gap which is higher than the BCS value. Attempts have been made to explain the absence of isotope effect, the linear dependence of specific heat, the presence of larger temperature-independent paramagnetism in the normal phase and the softening of some of the optic phonon modes observed in this system.

    • Evidence of polaronic charge carriers in oxide superconductors

      C M Srivastava

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      The analysis of photoemission and femtosecond optical absorption spectroscopy in oxide superconductors supports the view that the charge carriers are polaronic in nature. These carriers are found to exist in the (Ba/Sr)-O planes and are coupled toB1g vibrations of the apical oxygen.

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