The little mechanism: A consistent interpretation of high-temperature superconductivity Conference Paper uri icon


  • We consider an excitonic model in which the electron is localized in a d orbital on a metal site, and the hole is in a linear combination of p orbitals on the surrounding oxygen on a metal with both electron and hole in an insulating LaO, BaO, etc. layer adjacent to a metallic CuO2 or BiO2 plane. Even for rather large effective dielectric constants, some of the excitons are found to be tightly bound and consequently to have sizable transition densities *e(x)h(x). We calculate the attractive carrier-carrier interaction V(q), and use it to estimate the superconducting Tc as a function of the parameters in the model. This excitonic mechanism appears to provide a natural and consistent interpretation of high-temperature superconductivity in both the cuprates and bismuthates. 1989.

published proceedings

  • Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications

author list (cited authors)

  • Richert, B. A., Schachinger, E., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Richert, Brent A||Schachinger, Ewald||Allen, Roland E

publication date

  • December 1989