CM THEORY SEMINAR
Amperean Pairing and the Pseudo-Gap Phase of HiTc Cuprates


Oct
16
2014

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  • Speaker: Patrick Lee (MIT)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/16/2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 335 West Hall

  • Description:

    The pseudo-gap phase of the cuprate has long been considered a central puzzle of the HiTc problem. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that different experiments  suggest conflicting interpretations in terms of competing order or fluctuating superconductivity. I propose that the underlying state is a competing order consisting of a new kind of fluctuating superconductivity. On a phenomenological level, this proposal accounts for a great deal of previously unexplained data and give a reasonable account of the recently discovered charge density wave order.