Bulg. J. Phys. vol.39 no.3 (2012), pp. 215-230

Study of Superconducting Properties of Bulk Metallic Superconductors by Pseudopotential Theory

Aditya M. Vora
Humanities and Social Science Department, S.T.B.S. College of Diploma Engineering, Shri Swami Atmanand Sarswati Vidya Sankul, Opp. Kapodra Police Station, Varachha Road, Surat 395 006, Gujarat, India
Abstract. The theoretical investigations of the superconducting state parameters (SSP) viz. electron-phonon coupling strength λ, Coulomb pseudopotential μ*, transition temperature Tc, isotope effect exponent α and effective interaction strength N0V of (Ni33Zr67)1-xMx (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, M=Co) ternary amorphous superconductors have been reported using Ashcroft's empty core (EMC) model potential. Five local field correction functions proposed by Hartree (H), Taylor (T), Ichimaru-Utsumi (IU), Farid et al. (F) and Sarkar et al. (S) are used in the present investigation to study the screening influence on the aforesaid properties. The Tc obtained from Sarkar et al. (S) local field correction function are found an excellent agreement with available theoretical data. Quadratic Tc equation has been proposed, which provide successfully the Tc values of ternary amorphous alloys under consideration. Also, the present results are found in qualitative agreement with other such earlier reported data, which confirms the superconducting phase in the superconductors.

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