Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 1089–1091

Pseudogap in Boron-Doped Diamond and Cuprates

Original Paper


The Marcus model, well known as a general model for electron transfer, is applied to electron pair formation and transfer in systems characterized by neighboring superconducting and local phases, particularly boron-doped diamond and cuprates. Hubbard-U is identified with the adiabatic free energy difference between charged and spin-coupled configurations. Typical for the Marcus model is the coupling of electronic and nuclear coordinates due to structural changes with number of electrons during electron transfer or excitation.


Marcus model Superconductivity Pair formation Hubbard-U Boron-doped diamond 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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