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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 1–2, pp 57–65 | Cite as

Thermal expansion in the superconducting state

  • M. A. Simpson
  • T. F. Smith
Article

We present a model for the electronic contribution to the thermal expansion in the superconducting state based on the weak coupling BCS theory. A simple scaling parameter is introduced to accommodate strong coupling. We find satisfactory agreement between the model's predictions and experimental measurements for a number of materials exhibiting qualitatively different expansion behavior.

Keywords

Thermal Expansion Magnetic Material Electronic Contribution Experimental Measurement Strong Coupling 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Simpson
    • 1
  • T. F. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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