Density functional theory for triplet superconductors

K. Capelle*, E. K.U. Gross

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The density functional theory of superconductivity is extended to triplet superconductors and superfluid helium 3. We prove a Hohenberg-Kohn-type theorem for these systems and derive effective single-particle equations. The latter include exchange and correlations in a formally exact way and allow the treatment of both electronic and phonon-induced superconductivity. The relation of this approach to the Bogolubov-de Gennes mean-field theory and to phenomenological theories based on Ginzburg-Landau functionals is discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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