The Spin Bag Mechanism of High Temperature Superconductivity

  • J. R. Schrieffer
  • X.-G. Wen
  • S.-C. Zhang


In oxide superconductors the local suppression of antiferromagnetic correlations in the vicinity of a hole lowers the energy of the system. This quasi two-dimensional bag of weakened spin order follows the hole in its motion. In addition, holes prefer to share a bag, leading to a strong pairing attraction and a high T c superconductivity. There are many experimental consequences of this mechanism for both the superconducting and normal phases.


Fermi Surface Spin Density Wave Antiferromagnetic Order Oxide Superconductor Pairing Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Schrieffer
    • 1
  • X.-G. Wen
    • 1
  • S.-C. Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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