Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 669–672 | Cite as

“Pseudogap” State of Novel Superconductors: Energy Scales and Structural and Diamagnetic Transitions

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
  • Stuart A. Wolf
  • Yuri N. Ovchinnikov


High T c cuprates are characterized by three characteristic energy scales: T c , T* c , and T*. The lowest scale, T c , corresponds to the usual transition to the dissipationless state (R=0) with a macroscopic phase coherence. The higher energy scale, T* c , describes the diamagnetic transition. The region T* c >T>T c is characterized by the presence of superconducting regions embedded in a normal metallic matrix. The highest energy scale (T*) corresponds to the formation of the structure, phase separation, and to the opening of the CDW gap.

inhomogeneity diamagnetism characteristic temperatures 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
    • 1
  • Stuart A. Wolf
    • 2
  • Yuri N. Ovchinnikov
    • 3
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyCalifornia
  2. 2.Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia

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