On the relaxation of the order parameter in the BCS model

  • S. V. Iordanskiĭ
  • R. B. Saptsov
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Abstract

The relaxation of the nonequilibrium order parameter (wave function of pairs) of a “pure” superconductor is considered for the homogeneous case. The relaxation is due to the electron-phonon interaction. The orderparameter relaxation time is shown to be much longer than the time interval between electron-electron collisions. This relation is explained by the smallness of the superconducting transition temperature compared to both the Fermi energy and the Debye energy in the BCS model.

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74.20.Fg 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Iordanskiĭ
    • 1
  • R. B. Saptsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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