Journal article

Coherent potential approximation for d-wave superconductivity in disordered systems

AM Martin, G Litak, BL Gyorffy, JF Annett, KI Wysokinski

PHYSICAL REVIEW B | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 1999

Abstract

A coherent-potential approximation CPA is developed for s-wave and d-wave superconductivity in disordered systems. We show that the CPA formalism reproduces the standard pair breaking formula, the self-consistent Born approximation and the self-consistent T-matrix approximation in the appropriate limits. We implement the theory and compute Tc for s-wave and d-wave pairing using an attractive nearest-neighbor Hubbard model featuring both binary-alloy disorder and a uniform distribution of scattering site potentials. We determine the density of states and examine its consequences for low-temperature heat capacity. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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