Spin Gauge Interactions as a Topological Mechanism of Superconductivity
S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block-JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 700106, India
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Published online: 5 December 2017
We talk about a low energy, effective, topological theory of superconductivity in which a topological mass term is radiatively induced in one loop effective action. In this field theoretic model, an antisymmetric tensor field couples with the vorticity current of charged Dirac fermions in the Lagrangian. The fermion loop generates a coupling between the gauge field and the antisymmetric tensor field below an ultraviolet cut-off. The spin interactions mediated by the antisymmetric tensor field induces a mass for the photon field indicating Meissner effect. The dual antisymmetric tensor field produces a current which satisfies the relativistic version of the London equations of superconductivity. In the non-relativistic limit, the static effective potential shows a linear, always attractive term between two electrons. Thus, the theory can be considered as an alternative, low energy, effective field theory of superconductivity without spontaneous symmetry breaking.
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