Stripes and Related Phenomena

  • Antonio Bianconi
  • Naurang L. Saini

Part of the Selected Topics in Superconductivity book series (STIS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Overview

    1. K. A. Müller
      Pages 1-8
    2. A. Bianconi, S. Agrestini, G. Bianconi, D. Di Castro, N. L. Saini
      Pages 9-25
  3. Stripes, CDW, and SDW Instabilities in Cuprates: Theoretical Aspects

    1. Annette Bussmann-Holder
      Pages 39-43
    2. S. Caprara, C. Castellani, C. Di Castro, M. Grilli, A. Perali, M. Sulpizi
      Pages 45-53
    3. Yu. A. Dimashko, C. Morais Smith
      Pages 63-68
    4. V. J. Emery, S. A. Kivelson
      Pages 69-75
    5. I. Eremin, M. Eremin, S. Varlamov
      Pages 77-82
    6. N. Hasselmann, A. H. Castro Neto, C. Morais Smith
      Pages 83-89
    7. Alexander I. Lichtenstein, Marcus Fleck, Andrzej M. Oles, Lars Hedin
      Pages 101-109
    8. R. S. Markiewicz, C. Kusko, M. T. Vaughn
      Pages 111-119
    9. C. Morais Smith, Yu. A. Dimashko, N. Hasselmann, A.O. Caldeira
      Pages 129-134
    10. Osman Y. Osman, Wim van Saarloos, Jan Zaanen
      Pages 143-150
    11. G. Seibold, C. Castellani, C. Di Castro, M. Grilli
      Pages 151-157
  4. Polarons, Two Components, and Lattice Instabilities in Cuprates

About this book


The problem of superconductors has been a central issue in Solid State Physics since 1987. After the discovery of superconductivity (HTSC) in doped perovskites, it was realized that the HTSC appears in an unknown complex electronic phase of c- densed matter. In the early years, all theories of HTSC were focused on the physics of a homogeneous 2D metal with large electron–electron correlations or on a 2D polaron gas. Only after 1990, a novel paradigm started to grow where this 2D metallic phase is described as an inhomogeneous metal. This was the outcome of several experimental evidences of phase separation at low doping. Since 1992, a series of conferences on phase separation were organized to allow scientists to get together to discuss the phase separation and related issues. Following the discovery by the Rome group in 1992 that “the charges move freely mainly in one direction like the water running in the grooves in the corrugated iron foil,” a new scenario to understand superconductivity in the superconductors was open. Because the charges move like rivers, the physics of these materials shifts toward the physics of novel mesoscopic heterostructures and complex electronic solids. Therefore, understanding the striped phases in the perovskites not only provides an opportunity to understand the anomalous metallic state of cuprate superconductors, but also suggests a way to design new materials of technological importance. Indeed, the stripes are becoming a field of general scientific interest.


Doping HTS Metall Superconductor dynamics iron materials characterization nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Bianconi
    • 1
  • Naurang L. Saini
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Della MateriaRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Plenum Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46419-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47100-1
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