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High-Temperature Superconductivity

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Raising the superconducting transition temperature to a point where applications are practical is one of the most important challanges in science. In 1986 a family of superconducting materials, namely the copper-oxide superconductors, was discovered. To date, the highest transition temperature is ~140K. However, despite unprecedented research efforts, the precise cause of the high transition temperature is still controversial. In 2012 a new interface high-temperature superconducting system was discovered. This system is based on entirely different materials. However, it shares many common features with the copper-oxide superconductors. Moreover, the reason underlies its high transition temperature has been found in the last few years. In this talk, I shall explain the mechanism for strong Cooper pairing in this system and what it teaches us about findng even higher temperature superconductors.



High-Temperature Superconductivity


University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics


Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, October 9, 2017

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Recorded at a colloquium held on October 9, 2017, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2017

Speakers: Dung-Hai Lee.

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