The Nature of the Phase Transition in the Cuprates as Revealed by the Stiffnessometer

  • Itzik KaponEmail author
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The Stiffnessometer, as explained in Chap.  2, gives an opportunity to measure stiffness close to Tc, and to gain new insight with respect to the superconducting phase transition. In this chapter, we utilize this new tool to examine the phase transition in LSCO, and the possibility for bulk 2D SC. We start by recapitulating the Stiffnessometer method, but here we generalize the London equation and represent the stiffness as a tensor. This, as will be shown, will allow to measure both inplane and out ot plane stiffness. We will then show and discuss the results, and compare them to measurements of Low Energy \(\mu \)SR.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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