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Boundary Superconductivity in the BCS Model

  title={Boundary Superconductivity in the BCS Model},
  author={Christian Hainzl and Barbara Roos and Robert Seiringer},
We consider the linear BCS equation, determining the BCS critical temperature, in the presence of a boundary, where Dirichlet boundary conditions are imposed. In the onedimensional case with point interactions, we prove that the critical temperature is strictly larger than the bulk value, at least at weak coupling. In particular, the Cooper-pair wave function localizes near the boundary, an effect that cannot be modeled by effective Neumann boundary conditions on the order parameter as often… 

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