On the Mechanism of High-Tc Superconductivity

Masatoshi Imada*

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A possible mechanism of superconductivity in oxide compounds is studied on the basis that hole carriers mainly occupy oxygen p-orbits. It is shown that oxygen holes may form singlet pairs with neighboring copper holes. It is proposed that mutually attractive interaction of the singlet pairs may lead to superconductivity. Results of quantum simulations show enhancement of pairing between two oxygen holes on a two-dimensional square lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3793-3796
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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