Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 355–359 | Cite as

The isotope effect in a superlattice of quantum stripes

  • A. Perali
  • A. Valletta
  • G. Bardeiloni
  • A. Bianconi
  • A. Lanzara
  • N. L. Saint


We have calculated the isotope effect coefficient and the critical temperature in a particular superconducting heterostructure formed by a bidimensional (2D) superlattice of metallic quantum stripes. We model the superlattice with a 2D free electron gas confined in a ID periodic potential barrier. Within the BCS theory we calculate the shape resonance for the critical temperature and the isotope coefficient as a function of the chemical potential. The results provide a good description of the anomalous behavior of the isotope coefficient in La{2-x}SrxCuO4 as a function of doping with a sharp peak α ~0.8 in the underdoped regime and a rapid drop to α ~0.2 at 0.125 holes per copper site.

Key Words

Quantum stripes isotope effect superlattice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Perali
    • 1
  • A. Valletta
    • 1
  • G. Bardeiloni
    • 1
  • A. Bianconi
    • 1
  • A. Lanzara
    • 1
  • N. L. Saint
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di Roma “ La Sapienza”RomaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaIstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareRomaItaly

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