Accession Number:

AD0716028

Title:

Superconductivity and the Electron-Phonon Interaction in Transition Metals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Phonon-induced intraband d to d electron scattering is shown to be primarily responsible for superconductivity in transition metals. This differs from Hopfields theory, according to which phonon-induced d to d electron scattering is unimportant. A formula is given for the superconducting transition temperature Tc as a function of measurable normal-state quantities and an effective bare electron-ion potential. The formula describes the qualitative variation of Tc among transition metals and yields quantitative values of Tc for alloys, given Tc for the constituent elements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE