Impurity scattering in isotropic p-wave superconductors
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484, USA
Accepted: 9 November 1998
The newly discovered superconductivity in is most likely of p-wave. We study theoretically the impurity scattering in p-wave superconductors in the unitarity limit. A small amount of impurities not only reduces strongly the superconducting transition temperature, but also modifies dramatically the electronic properties. The present theory describes reasonably well a recent specific-heat measurement in .
PACS: 74.20.-z – Theories and models of superconducting state / 74.25.Bt – Thermodynamic properties / 74.25.Fy – Transport properties (electric and thermal conductivity, thermoelectric effects, etc.)
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