Spin-Peierls fluctuation and dimerization: a possible mechanism of superconductivity

Masatoshi Imada*

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A characteristic and unique feature of electron-phonon coupling in strongly correlated metals is examined. Significant properties due to spin-Peierls fluctuation near the Mott transition recently clarified are reviewed, especially in terms of the pairing mechanism and spin gap formation in the metallic phase. A superconducting state appears when the singlet ground state of a Mott insulator with a spin gap is doped with metallic carriers. The spin-Peierls t-J model is shown to be a relevant model. Exotic features of the spin-Peierls pairing mechanism are discussed. Experimental consequences and possible relevance in high Tc oxides and fullerenes are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-827
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1993 May 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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