Temperature dependence of the superconducting gap in high-Tc cuprates

B. V. Fine

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It is proposed that the temperature dependence of the superconducting gap Δ(T) in high-Tc cuprates can be predicted just from the knowledge of Δ(0) and the critical temperature Tc, and, in particular, Δ(0)/Tc > 4 implies that Δ(Tc) ≠ 0, while Δ(0)/Tc ≤ 4 corresponds to Δ(T c) = 0. A number of tunneling experiments appear to support the above proposition, and, furthermore, show reasonable quantitative agreement with a model based on the two-dimensional stripe hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number157005
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


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