Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 26, Issue 9, pp 2829–2830 | Cite as

On the Possible Common Ground State of Cuprates and Pnictides

Original Paper


The electronic structure of pnictides differs considerably from that of cuprates. However, in spite of these differences, it looks like in both cases there exists some general and fairly “coarse” mechanism independent of fine details of the band structure and responsible for superconductive pairing in these materials. Here, we suggest a qualitative model describing the ground state and the mechanism of superconductive pairing in cuprates and pnictides that, in our opinion, explain many of their unusual properties.


Mechanism of superconductivity Electronic structure Negative-U center 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteMoscowRussia

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