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Weak-Coupling Theory of Topological Superconductivity

The Case of Strontium Ruthenate

  • Thomas Scaffidi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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About this book

Introduction

This thesis sheds important new light on the puzzling properties of Strontium Ruthenate. Using a sophisticated weak-coupling approach, exact within certain limits, it shows that proper treatment of spin-orbit and multi-band effects is crucial to the physics. Based on the results of these calculations, it resolves a crucial, long-standing puzzle in the field: It demonstrates why the experimentally observed time-reversal breaking is not incompatible with the observed lack of measurable edge currents. Lastly, the thesis makes predictions for the properties of the material under uniaxial strain, which are in good agreement with recent experiments —resolving the mystery of the so-called 3K phase, and suggesting the intriguing possibility that under strain the superconductor may become conventional.

Keywords

Topological Superconductor Sr2RuO4 Strontium Ruthenate Odd Parity Superconductivity P+Ip Chiral Order Parameter Edge Currents Symmetry Protected Topological Phases Superconductivity Under Uniaxial Strain

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Scaffidi
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California BerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62867-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62866-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62867-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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