Accession Number:

ADA184274

Title:

Valence Bond Theory and Superconductivity.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Two necessary criteria for a theory of superconductivity are a phase coherence of the wave function and an attractive electron-electron interaction. We review how the BCS theory achieves these criteria and then show how a valence bond wave function can also meet these conditions. The energy scale of the latter approach has a larger range in principle than that possible via the electron-phonon interaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE