Session B33: Superconductivity: Mostly Cuprates

11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Monday, March 16, 2009
Room: 403

Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Timir Datta, University of South Carolina

Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.MAR.B33.2

Abstract: B33.00002 : Specific heat of underdoped high $T_c$ superconductors from phenomenological models.

11:27 AM–11:39 AM

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  J. P. F. LeBlanc
    (University of Guelph)

  E. J. Nicol
    (University of Guelph)

  J. P. Carbotte
    (McMaster University)

Inspired by phenomenological models for the pseudogap state, for example, the model of Yang, Rice and Zhang[1], we have calculated the specific heat for the underdoped cuprate superconductors. Results will be shown for both the pseudogap and superconducting state as a function of doping. Comparison between models and with experiment will be made. [1] K.Y. Yang, T.M. Rice and F.C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. B 73, 17541 (2006).

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