Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors

Introduction and Overview

  • Ernst Bauer
  • Manfred Sigrist

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 847)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basic Features of Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors

  3. Theory of Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Y. Yanase, S. Fujimoto
      Pages 171-210
    3. Ludwig Klam, Dirk Manske, Dietrich Einzel
      Pages 211-245
    4. S. Fujimoto, S. K. Yip
      Pages 247-266
  4. Special Topics of Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Corneliu F. Miclea, Ana-Celia Mota, Manfred Sigrist
      Pages 297-311
    3. Matthias Eschrig, Christian Iniotakis, Yukio Tanaka
      Pages 313-357

About this book


Superconductivity in materials without inversion symmetry in the respective crystal structures occurs in the presence of antisymmetric spin-orbit coupling as a consequence of an emerging electric field gradient. The superconducting condensate is then a superposition of spin-singlet and spin-triplet Cooper pairs. This scenario accounts for various experimental findings such as nodes in the superconducting gap or extremely large upper critical magnetic fields. Spin-triplet pairing can occur in non-centrosymmetric superconductors in spite of Anderson’s theorem that spin-triplet pairing requires a crystal structure that exhibits inversion symmetry. This book, authored and edited by leading researchers in the field, is both an introduction to and overview on this exciting branch of novel superconductors. Its self-contained and tutorial style makes it particularly suitable for self-study and as source of teaching material for special seminars and courses. At the same time it constitutes an up-to-date and authoritative reference for anyone working in this exciting field.


Crystals without inversion symmetry Heavy-Fermion Superconductors Non-Centrosymmetric Superconductors review Non-centrosymmetric superconductors Novel superconductors Spin-triplet Cooper pairs Unconventional superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst Bauer
    • 1
  • Manfred Sigrist
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria
  2. 2.ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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