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Ab-initio theory of superconductivity -- II: Application to elemental metals

Authors: M.A.L. Marques, M. Lüders, N.N. Lathiotakis, G. Profeta, A. Floris, L. Fast, A. Continenza, E.K.U. Gross, and S. Massidda

Ref.: Phys. Rev. B 72, 024546 (2005)

Abstract: The density functional theory for superconductors developed in the preceding article is applied to the calculation of superconducting properties of several elemental metals. In particular, we present results for the transition temperature, for the gap at zero temperature, and for thermodynamic properties like the specific heat. We obtain an unprecedented agreement with experimental results. Superconductors both with strong and weak electron-phonon coupling are equally well described. This demonstrates that, as far as conventional superconductivity is concerned, the first-principles prediction of superconducting properties is feasible.

Citations: 166 (Google scholar)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.024546

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Bibtex:

@article{Marques_2005,
	doi = {10.1103/physrevb.72.024546},
	url = {https://doi.org/10.1103%2Fphysrevb.72.024546},
	year = 2005,
	month = {jul},
	publisher = {American Physical Society ({APS})},
	volume = {72},
	number = {2},
	author = {M. A. L. Marques and M. Lüders and N. N. Lathiotakis and G. Profeta and A. Floris and L. Fast and A. Continenza and E. K. U. Gross and S. Massidda},
	title = {$\less$i$\greater$Ab initio$\less$/i$\greater$theory of superconductivity. {II}. Application to elemental metals},
	journal = {Physical Review B}
}