Neutron Scattering, Phonon Spectra, and Superconductivity

  • H. G. Smith
  • N. Wakabayashi
  • R. M. Nicklow
  • S. Mihailovich


The electron—phonon interaction is the most generally accepted mechanism for superconductivity. A few years ago McMillan1 derived a formula for the transition temperature of strongly coupled superconductors and concluded that the electron—phonon coupling constant, and hence the transition temperature, depends primarily on the details of the phonon spectra.


Phonon Spectrum Phonon Dispersion Curve Union Carbide Corporation Acoustic Plasmon Phonon Anomaly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Smith
    • 1
  • N. Wakabayashi
    • 1
  • R. M. Nicklow
    • 1
  • S. Mihailovich
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid State DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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