Fermion Pairing and Superconductivity

  • Philippe A. Martin
  • François Rothen
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Chapter 2 examined the essential difference between bosons and fermions in the ground state. The distinction between them was shown to extend to low temperature. Free massive bosons have a phase transition at a finite temperature T 0 (2.86) called Bose—Einstein condensation. No such phenomenon exists for a system of free fermions, regardless of whether the fermions are massive or not. While the problem is simple at all temperatures for free particles, things are different when the particles interact.


Cooper Pair Meissner Effect Fermion Pairing Sign Ambiguity Bogoliubov Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe A. Martin
    • 1
  • François Rothen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Complex Matter PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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