In-Plane Oxygen Breathing as Mechanism of Superconductivity in Cuprate High Tc Materials


R. Abd-Shukor


School of Applied Physics

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia





The electron-phonon coupling constant in cuprate high temperature superconductors has been determined by acoustic method.  A direct proportional relation between the electron-phonon coupling constant in the Van Hove scenario (which is 10-100 times smaller than the conventional BCS-type) and the transition temperature is observed.  Our results show the importance of interplay between the Debye frequency and electron-phonon coupling in the two dimensional system and their variations have combined effect in governing the transition temperature.  The electron-phonon coupling constant lvH in this scenario is in the range of 0.02 – 0.05, consistent with Cooper pair formation by in-plane oxygen breathing.




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