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Superconducting State of Metallic Clusters: Potential for Room Temperature Superconductivity, Novel Nano-Based Tunneling Networks

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
  • Yurii N. Ovchinnikov
Original Paper

Abstract

Metallic clusters contain delocalized electrons, and their states form energy shells similar to those in atoms or nuclei. Under special but perfectly realistic conditions, superconducting pairing in such nanoclusters can become very strong, and they form a new family of high temperature superconductors. In principle, it is possible to raise T C up to room temperature. The phenomenon is promising for the creation of high T C superconducting tunneling networks, and hence macroscopic superconductivity. The synchronization of such networks is discussed.

Keywords

Realistic Condition Shell Structure High Temperature Superconductor Superconducting State Josephson Junction 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to K.A. Mueller, J. Friedel, and V.V. Kresin for valuable discussions.

The research of V.K. is supported by AFOSR. The research of Y.O. is supported by EOARD, Contract No. 09700.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.L.D.Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia

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