Searching the Genes of Unconventional High Temperature Superconductors

Frontiers of CMP Lecture: Nov. 24 (Tuesday)

Columbia Pupin 329: 4:10 PM EST simulcast from Rice
Rice: SST 106: 3:10 PM CST live
U Oregon Eugene: 1:10 PM PST simulcast from Rice

Speaker: Prof. Jiangping Hu (Purdue Univ. / IOP Beijing)

Title: Searching the Genes of Unconventional High Temperature Superconductors

Abstract: In the past, both curates and iron-based superconductors were discovered accidentally. Lacking of successful predictions on new high Tc materials is one of major obstacles to reach a consensus on the high Tc mechanism. In this talk, we discuss two emergent principles, which are called as the correspondence principle and the selective magnetic pairing rule, to unify the understanding of both cuprates and iron-based superconductors. These two principles provide an unified explanation why the d-wave pairing symmetry and the s-wave pairing symmetry are robust respectively in cuprates and iron-based superconductors. In the meanwhile, the above two principles explain the rareness of unconventional high Tc superconductivity, identify necessary electronic environments required for high Tc superconductivity and finally serve as direct guiding rules to search new high Tc materials. We predict that the third family of unconventional high Tc superconductors exist in the compounds which carry two dimensional hexagonal lattices formed by cation-anion trigonal bipyramidal complexes with a d⁷ filling configuration on the cation ions. Their superconducting states are expected to be dominated by the d+id pairing symmetry and their maximum Tc should be higher than those of iron-based superconductors. Verifying the prediction can convincingly establish the high Tc superconducting mechanism and pave a way to design new high Tc superconductors.




Wed, Nov. 25, 2015
3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Space Science Room 106
Space Science and Technology Bldg - Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005
United States