Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 181, Issue 3–4, pp 112–133 | Cite as

Doping Dependence of Meissner Effect in Triangular-Lattice Superconductors

  • Ling Qin
  • Xixiao Ma
  • Lülin Kuang
  • Jihong Qin
  • Shiping Feng


In the spin-excitation-mediated pairing mechanism for superconductivity, the geometric frustration effects not only the spin configuration but also the superconducting (SC)-state properties. Within the framework of the kinetic-energy-driven SC mechanism, the doping and temperature dependences of the Meissner effect in triangular-lattice superconductors are investigated. It is shown that the magnetic-field-penetration depth exhibits an exponential temperature dependence due to the absence of the d-wave gap nodes at the Fermi surface. However, in analogy to the dome-like shape of the doping dependence of the SC transition temperature, the superfluid density increases with the increasing doping in the lower-doped regime, and reaches a maximum around the critical doping, then decreases in the higher-doped regime.


Meissner effect Superfluid density Triangular-lattice superconductors Electron-doped Mott insulator 



This work was supported by the funds from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China under Grant Nos. 2011CB921700 and 2012CB821403, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 11274044 and 11447144. JQ is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant No. FRF-TP-14-074A2, and the Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher Project under Grant No. 0389.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ling Qin
    • 1
  • Xixiao Ma
    • 1
  • Lülin Kuang
    • 1
  • Jihong Qin
    • 2
  • Shiping Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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