Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Interplay of charge density waves and superconductivity

Jun 16, 2015, 9:15 AM
NINT Taylor room (University of Alberta)

NINT Taylor room

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) T1-1 Superconductivity (DCMMP) / Supraconductivité (DPMCM)


Kaori Tanaka (University of Saskatchewan)


We examine possible coexistence or competition between charge density waves (CDW) and superconductivity (SC) in terms of the extended Hubbard model. The effects of band structure, filling factor, and electron-phonon interactions on CDW are studied in detail. In particular, we show that van Hove singularities per se can lead to the formation of CDW, due to a substantial energy gain by electron-phonon coupling. While this is contrary to the conventional view that CDW are caused by nesting of Fermi surfaces, it is consistent with recent experimental findings.

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Kaori Tanaka (University of Saskatchewan)

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