Condensation energy and high-Tc superconductivity

D. Van der Marel, A. J. Leggett, J. W. Loram, J. R. Kirtley

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From an analysis of the specific heat of one of the cuprate superconductors it is shown that even if a large part of the experimental specific heat associated with the superconducting phase transition is due to fluctuations, this part must be counted when one tries to extract the condensation energy, Econd, from the data. Previous work where the fluctuation part was subtracted has resulted in an incorrect estimation of Econd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number140501
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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