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Symmetry 2018, 10(7), 259;

k-Space Magnetism as the Origin of Superconductivity

Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Materialphysik, Universität Stuttgart, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Received: 18 May 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 3 July 2018
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The nonadiabatic Heisenberg model presents a nonadiabatic mechanism generating Cooper pairs in narrow, roughly half-filled “superconducting bands” of special symmetry. Here, I show that this mechanism may be understood as the outcome of a special spin structure in the reciprocal space, hereinafter referred to as “k-space magnetism”. The presented picture permits a vivid depiction of this new mechanism highlighting the height similarity as well as the essential difference between the new nonadiabatic and the familiar Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer mechanism. View Full-Text
Keywords: k-space magnetism; superconductivity; constraining forces; nonadiabatic Heisenberg model k-space magnetism; superconductivity; constraining forces; nonadiabatic Heisenberg model

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