A quantum mechanical model requiring only strong quantum interaction for a charged particle gas estimates the superconducting transition temperature for wide-ranging states of matter. A general equation is derived which estimates the critical temperatureT c the energy gap, and the coherence length for the classical metallic superconductors, heavy-electron superconductors, the perovskites, metallic hydrogen, and neutron stars. Estimates forT c , the coherence length, and the energy gap which are model independent for coupling mechanisms agree well with accepted values for these materials. Estimates are made for threedimensional quasi-two and quasi-one-dimensional states.
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Rabinowitz, M. Quantum-gas model estimate for wide range of superconducting critical temperatures. Int J Theor Phys 28, 137–146 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00669805
- Quantum Field Theory
- Charged Particle
- Critical Temperature
- Neutron Star