Unified origin for superconductivity, magnetism, and large thermopower in Nax CoO2

K. Kuroki, R. Arita, S. Okubo, T. Nojima, H. Usui, S. Onari, Y. Tanaka

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Abstract

We argue that the large thermopower, magnetism, and superconductivity observed in Nax CoO2 share the same origin, namely, the peculiar shape of the a1 g band. Superconductivity and magnetism arise from the local minimum structure of the band at the Γ point, while the thermopower originates from the overall "pudding mold" shape of the band. Our study shows the importance of the band structure and the Fermi surface even in strongly correlated systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3360-3364
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Volume69
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

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Keywords

  • 74.20.Mn
  • 75.30.Fv
  • D. Fermi surface
  • D. Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kuroki, K., Arita, R., Okubo, S., Nojima, T., Usui, H., Onari, S., & Tanaka, Y. (2008). Unified origin for superconductivity, magnetism, and large thermopower in Nax CoO2. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 69(12), 3360-3364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2008.06.131