Triplanar model for the gap and penetration depth inYBa2Cu3O7s Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • YBaCuO_7 is a trilayer material with a unit cell consisting of a CuO_2 bilayer with a CuO plane of chains in between. Starting with a model of isolated planes coupled through a transverse matrix element, we consider the possibility of intra as well as interplane pairing within a nearly antiferromagnetic Fermi liquid model. Solutions of a set of three coupled BCS equations for the gap exhibit orthorhombic symmetry with s- as well as d-wave contributions. The temperature dependence and a-b in plane anisotropy of the resulting penetration depth is discussed and compared with experiment.

publication date

  • April 1, 1997