Theory of Superconductivity: From Weak to Strong Coupling leads the reader from basic principles through detailed derivations and a description of the many interesting phenomena in conventional and high-temperature superconductors. The book describes physical properties of novel superconductors, in particular, the normal state, superconducting critical temperatures and critical fields, isotope effects, normal and superconducting gaps, tunneling, angle-resolved photoemission, stripes, and symmetries.
The book divides naturally into two parts. Part I introduces the phenomenology of superconductivity, the microscopic BCS theory, and its extension to the intermediate coupling regime. The first three chapters of this part cover generally accepted themes in the conventional theory of superconductivity and serve as a good introduction to the subject. Chapter 4 describes what happens to the conventional theory when the coupling between electrons becomes strong. Part II describes key physical properties of high-temperature superconductors and their theoretical interpretation. Alternative viewpoints are discussed, but the emphasis is placed on the bipolaron theory.
Table of Contents
Weak Coupling Theory
Intermediate Coupling Theory
Strong Coupling Theory
APPLICATIONS TO HIGH-Tc SUPERCONDUCTORS
Competing Interactions in Unconventional Superconductors
Normal State of Cuprates
Superconducting State of Cuprates
Appendix A: Bloch States
Appendix B: Quantum Statistics and Boltzmann Kinetics
Appendix C: Second Quantization
Appendix D: Analytical Properties of One-Particle Green's Functions
Appendix E: Canonical Transformation
"The book presents both a useful description of the fundamentals of the theory of supercondutivity and an example of the further evolution of the polaron concept."
-Professor J. T. Devreese