New Superconductors


Kallin, C. (2008). New Superconductors. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08110002


Kallin, Catherine. New Superconductors. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 26, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08110002


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:08110002,
            doi = {10.48660/08110002},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08110002},
            author = {Kallin, Catherine},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {New Superconductors},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:08110002 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Catherine Kallin McMaster University

Talk Type Scientific Series


The discovery and understanding of superconductivity has provided important paradigms for physics, including spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking and the Anderson-Higgs mechanism. More recent discoveries in superconductivity have given us examples of doped Mott insulators, still an unsolved theoretical problem, as well as superconductors which spontaneously break time reversal symmetry and which support Majorana fermions and non-Abelian statistics. The latter are of potential interest to quantum computing. This talk will review our current understanding of, and the open issues related to, these new supercondutors, including the high T_c cuprates, iron pnictides, and strontium ruthenate.