Cooper pairing between conduction and localized electrons in heavy-fermion systems

Keisuke Masuda*, Daisuke Yamamoto

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We study the Cooper pairing between a conduction electron (c electron) and a localized f electron in heavy-fermion systems. Applying the Schrieffer-Wolff transformation to the periodic Anderson model, we obtain an effective Hamiltonian for describing the c-f pairing superconductivity. The effective Hamiltonian includes direct and spin-exchange interactions between c and f electrons, which can be the driving force for the formation of Cooper pairs. Within the mean-field approximation, we show that the c-f pairing state with anisotropic s-wave symmetry is stabilized in a wide range of parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


  • Heavy-fermion superconductors
  • Periodic Anderson model
  • s-wave pairing symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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