Low Temperature Physics: 32, 340 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2199434 (19 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 32, Выпуск 4-5 (Апрель 2006), c. 455-478    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Nonadiabatic breakdown and pairing in high-Tc compounds

L. Pietronero and E. Cappelluti

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università «La Sapienza», P. le A. Moro 2, 00185 Rome, Italy
INFM-CNR, SMC-Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, CNR, v. dei Taurini 19, 00185 Rome, Italy
E-mail: Emmanuele.Cappelluti@roma1.infn.it

Received August 25, 2005


The electron-phonon interaction plays a fundamental role on the superconducting and normal state properties of all the high-Tc materials, from cuprates to fullerenes. Another common element of these compounds is in addition the extremely small Fermi energy EF, which is comparable with the range wph of the phonon frequencies. In the situation the adiabatic principle wph/EF << 1, on which the standard theory of the electron-phonon interaction and of the superconductivity relies, breaks down. In this contribution we discuss the physical consequences of the breakdown of the adiabatic assumption, with special interest on the superconducting properties. We review the microscopic derivation of the nonadiabatic theory of the electron-phonon coupling which explicitly takes into account higher order electron-phonon scattering not included in the conventional picture. Within this context we discuss also the role of the repulsive electron-electron correlation and the specific phenomenology of cuprates and fullerides.

74.10.+v - Occurrence, potential candidates
63.20.Kr - Phonon-electron and phonon-phonon interactions

Ключевые слова: high-Tc superconductivity, electron-phonon interaction, fullerenes.