Neutron scattering and the search for mechanisms of superconductivity

G. Aeppli, D. J. Bishop, C. Broholm, E. Bucher, S. W. Cheong, P. Dai, Z. Fisk, S. M. Hayden, R. Kleiman, T. E. Mason, H. A. Mook, T. G. Perring, A. Schroeder

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Neutron scattering is a direct probe of mass and magnetization density in solids. We start with a brief review of experimental strategies for determining the mechanisms of superconductivity and how neutron scattering contributed towards our understanding of conventional superconductors. The remainder of the article gives examples of neutron results with impact on the search for the mechanism of superconductivity in more recently discovered, 'exotic', materials, namely the heavy fermion compounds and the layered cuprates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
StatePublished - May 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 1st Euroconference on Anomalous Complex Superconductors - Crete, Greece
Duration: Sep 26 1998Oct 3 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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