The Hopfield factor (electronic part of the electron-phonon coupling constant) is calculated in the rigid-muffin-tin approximation (RMTA) for several perovskite high-Tc superconductors. Calculations were performed in the conventional spherical approximation and take into account the proper local symmetry. It is shown that the layered perovskite crystal symmetry generally favors strong electron-phonon interaction on the copper sites. We also estimate some non-RMTA effects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics