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Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 3107–3111 | Cite as

From the Pion Cloud of Tomonaga to the Electron Pairs of Schrieffer: Many Body Wave Functions from Nuclear Physics to Condensed Matter Physics

  • Fabrizio Palumbo
  • Augusto MarcelliEmail author
  • Antonio Bianconi
Original Paper

Abstract

It is well known that diverse pieces of models and physical ideas coming from different areas of physics converged in the BCS theory of superconductivity. On the contrary, it is little known that the formalism developed in the Tomonaga quantum field theory of the pion-nucleon system was an important ingredient for the development of BCS theory. We discuss the evolution of these ideas in quantum field theory providing an unconventional historical perspective.

Keywords

BCS wave-function BCS - BEC crossover Quantum field theory Meson theory 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge Mauro Doria and Andrea Perali for useful discussions. A. Bianconi acknowledges financial support from Superstripes, Fabrizio Palumbo, Augusto Marcelli acknowledges financial support from INFN and Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Palumbo
    • 1
  • Augusto Marcelli
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Antonio Bianconi
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.INFN Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly
  2. 2.RICMASS, Rome International Center for Materials Science SuperstripesRomeItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Cristallografia, CNRRomeItaly
  4. 4.National Research Nuclear University MEPhIMoscowRussia

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