Theory of multiband superconductivity in Spin-density-wave metals

J. P. Ismer, Ilya Eremin, Enrico Rossi, Dirk K. Morr, G. Blumberg

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We study the emergence of multiband superconductivity with s- and d-wave symmetry on the background of a spin density wave (SDW). We show that the SDW coherence factors renormalize the momentum dependence of the superconducting (SC) gap, yielding a SC state with an unconventional s-wave symmetry. Interband Cooper pair scattering stabilizes superconductivity in both symmetries. With increasing SDW order, the s-wave state is more strongly suppressed than the d-wave state. Our results are universally applicable to two-dimensional systems with a commensurate SDW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number037003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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