Competition between different order parameters in a quasi-one-dimensional superconductor

A. V. Rozhkov

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Abstract

We show that, under rather general assumptions, the phase diagram of a quasi-one-dimensional repulsive Fermi system consists of two ordered phases: the density wave, spin or charge, and the superconductivity. It is demonstrated that the symmetry of the superconducting order parameter is a nonuniversal property sensitive to microscopic details of the model. Three potentially stable superconducting states are identified: they are triplet f -wave, singlet d x2 - y2 -wave, and dxy -wave. The presence of multiple competing superconducting states implies that for a real material this symmetry is difficult to predict theoretically and hard to probe experimentally since artifacts of theoretical approximations or variations in experimental conditions could tip the balance between the superconducting phases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224501
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume79
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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