Cuprate superconductivity: Dependence of Tc on the c-axis layering structure

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The difference ΔTc(n) of the transition temperature for the nth member from the single layer value is given by ΔTc(n) = const×(1-1/n) is shown for identically doped members of the same homologous series without relying on any `mode' of the in-plane behavior of the electrons in either the normal or the superconducting state. Large changes in the electron energy loss spectroscopy and optical properties in the midinfrared regime on entering the superconducting state is predicted and stated that the basic mechanism of superconductivity in the cuprates has a large contribution from the small-q regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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