Fulleride superconductivity compared and contrasted with RVB theory of high Tc cuprates

Authors

  • Richard H. Squire,

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    1. Department of Natural Science, Marshall University, 918 Woodland Ave., South Charleston, West Virginia 25303, USA
    • Department of Natural Science, Marshall University, 918 Woodland Ave., South Charleston, West Virginia 25303, USA
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  • Norman H. March

    1. Department of Physics, University of Antwerp (RUCA), Groenborgerlaan, Antwerp, Belgium
    2. Oxford University, Oxford, England
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Abstract

Recently we proposed a microscopic mechanism for alkali-metal doped Fulleride superconductivity. The aim of the current study is to compare and contrast such Fulleride superconductivity with that of high Tc cuprates. We focused earlier on “topological” superconductivity in the Fulleride case and so it seemed natural to make contact with the resonating valence bond treatment of Anderson et al. for the high Tc cuprates. Finally, some experimental points of contact involve the product of electrical resistivity and nuclear spin lattice relaxation times in the normal state of both classes of superconductors considered here. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2004

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