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Structural Sensitivity of Transport Properties of the High-Tc Cuprates

  • J. -S. Zhou
  • J. B. Goodenough
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 545)

Abstract

Experiments demonstrating the structural sensitivity of the transport properties of the high-T c copper oxides are reviewed. The superconductive phase is an intermediate phase appearing between an antiferromagnetic parent phase and a metallic phase. Transitions between localized and itinerant electronic behavior are first-order, and the normal state of the superconductive phase exhibits unusual transport properties resulting from strong electron-lattice interactions; there is no evidence that the transport properties are influenced by changes in the spin system. A model in which itinerant vibronic states become increasingly stabilized with decreasing temperature is proposed.

Keywords

Thermoelectric Power Superconductive Phase CuO4 Film Boltzmann Approximation CuO6 Octahedra 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -S. Zhou
    • 1
  • J. B. Goodenough
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Materials Institute, ETC 9.102University of Texas at AustinUSA

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