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Layered SuperconductorsVolume 1$

Richard A. Klemm

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199593316

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593316.001.0001

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(p.403) Appendix C Symbols

(p.403) Appendix C Symbols

Source:
Layered Superconductors
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

A

Magnetic vector potential

B

Macroscopic magnetic induction

b

Local magnetic induction

CP

Specific heat at constant pressure

CV

Specific heat at constant volume

D

Diffusion constant ( = υ F 2 τ / 2 in2D, υ F τ / 3 in3D )

EF

Fermi energy

H

Applied (external) magnetic field

H c

Thermodynamic critical field

H c1

Lower critical field

H c2

Upper critical field

H c3

Surface nucleation field

j

Layer of unit cell index

K

Wavevector, either 3D or 2D

m

Superconducting effective mass parallel to the layers

m i

Superconducting effective mass in the x ^ i direction

m ¯

Geometric mean superconducting effective mass (m 1 m 2 m 3)1/3

m ¯ i

Relative superconducting effective mass in the x ^ i direction m i / m ¯

M

Superconducting effective mass normal to the layers

M

Macroscopic magnetization

N(0)

Single-spin normal-state electronic density of states

r

Position vector, either 3D or 2D

R H

Hall constant

s

Layer repeat distance, or unit cell edge normal to the layers

S

Seebeck coefficient

T

Temperature (K)

υ F

Fermi velocity

α(T)

Ginzburg-Landau parameter (coefficient of |ψ|2 term)

α(θ)

anisotropy factor

β

Ginzburg-Landau parameter (coefficient of |ψ|4/2 term)

Γ

Damping rate

λ(T)

Ginzburg-Landau magnetic penetration depth

λ(T)

GL magnetic penetration depth parallel to the layers

λ(T)

GL magnetic penetration depth normal to the layers

Ψ

Ginzburg-Landau order parameter

σ

Electrical or microwave conductivity

τ

Lifetime of superconducting pairs

τ so

Spin-orbit scattering lifetime of superconducting pairs

ξ(T)

Coherence length

ξ (T)

Coherence length parallel to the layers

ξ (T)

Coherence length normal to the layers

ω

Angular frequency

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