Interlayer Tunneling and Gap Anisotropy in High-Temperature Superconductors

  title={Interlayer Tunneling and Gap Anisotropy in High-Temperature Superconductors},
  author={Sudip Chakravarty and Asle Sudb� and Philip W. Anderson and Steven P. Strong},
  pages={337 - 340}
A quantitative analysis of a recent model of high-temperature superconductors based on an interlayer tunneling mechanism is presented. This model can account well for the observed magnitudes of the high transition temperatures in these materials and implies a gap that does not change sign, can be substantially anisotropic, and has the same symmetry as the crystal. The experimental consequences explored so far are consistent with the observations. 

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