Pressure-induced superconductivity in the fcc phase of lithium: Strong-coupling approach

R. Szczȩśniak, M. W. Jarosik, D. Szczȩśniak

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    The thermodynamic properties of the superconducting state in the fcc phase of lithium for the pressure (p) values 22.3 and 29.7 GPa have been determined by using the semi-phenomenological Eliashberg model. It has been shown, that the critical value of the Coulomb pseudopotential increases with p from 0.22 to 0.36. The values of the dimensionless ratios 2Δ(0)/kBTC and ΔC(TC)/CN(TC) are higher than in the BCS theory and grow together with p. In contrast, the ratio TCCN(TC)/HC2(0) is smaller than in the BCS model and decreases with hydrostatic pressure's increasing. The Superconductors; Thermodynamic properties. numerical results have been supplemented by the analytical formula, which describes the dependence of the critical temperature on p in the considered pressure region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4897-4902
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010


    • Superconductors
    • Thermodynamic properties

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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