The Pairing Theory – Its Physical Basis and Its Consequences

  • J. R. Schrieffer
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 106)


The key developments which set the scene for the microscopic theory of superconductivity are discussed and the physical reasoning which lead to the pairing theory is presented. Consequences of the BCS theory are reviewed.


Wave Packet Fermi Surface Microscopic Theory Attractive Potential Flux Quantum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Schrieffer
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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