Relativistic framework for microscopic theories of superconductivity. II. The Pauli equation for superconductors

K. Capelle, E. K.U. Gross

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Abstract

It is shown that the interplay between relativity and coherence, found in superconductors with heavy elements, leads to a number of interesting and previously unknown effects. In particular, several types of spin-orbit coupling are shown to exist only in superconductors. Explicit expressions describing these effects are derived using a covariant formulation of the theory of superconductivity. It is demonstrated that relativistic effects can become relevant, e.g., in high-temperature and heavy-fermion superconductors, superconducting heterostructures, and rotating superconductors.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)7155-7165
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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