Departmental Seminar

Kohn Anomaly in Phonon Driven Superconductors: Is it simply mathematical or a physical fact?

Mukunda Das
Wednesday 29 May 2013 11am–12pm
Theoretical Physics seminar room, Le Couteur (Bldg #59), L.3.17


Mukunda Das, Department of Theoretical Physics, RSPE, ANU

Anomalies often occur in the physical world. Sometimes quite unexpectedly anomalies may give rise to new insight to an unrecognisedphenomenon. In this talk I shall discuss about Kohn anomaly in a conventional phonon-driven superconductor by using a microscopic approach. The equality of Kohn frequency (at which the anomaly takes place) with twice the pair binding energy cannot be accidental. Our analysis provides a nearly complete explanation to this new experimental observation (


Dr David Ridout

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