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  • T. M. Mishonov and E. S. Penev, Theory of High Temperature Superconductivity: A Conventional Approach (World Scientific, Singapore, 2011)

    Book CoverDrawing from the broad spectrum of phenomena, described in more than 100,000 articles on high-Tc superconductivity, in this book, the authors analyze those basic properties for which understanding can be achieved within the framework of traditional methods of theoretical physics.This is the case of the overdoped cuprates for which the “Bardeen program” has been realized: We know their electronic spectrum, we can calculate their basic thermodynamic and electrodynamic properties, and predict new phenomena. The book gives a pedagogical derivation of formulas describing the electron band structure, penetration depth, specific heat, fluctuation conductivity, etc. Prediction of plasmons and their application for a new type of THz generators is considered as well. The book advocates that the strongest exchange interaction in condensed matter physics — the intraatomic s-d exchange — is the long sought pairing mechanism in overdoped cuprate superconductors.

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  • E. S. Penev, On the theory of surface diffusion in InAs/GaAs(001) heteroepitaxy (FHI-MPG/TU-Berlin, Berlin, 2002)

    Thesis Cover "...This thesis gives an account of the recent progress towards understanding on the atomic level one of the fundamental processes in QDs formation and crystal growth in general termed surface diffusion. From theoretical point of view the diffusion problem has been extensively studied in virtually every field of the physical science,from colloid physics to stellar dynamics. In the context of heteroepitaxial growth of semiconductor compounds, whose bulk lattice parameters substantially differ, a new physical situation emerges, which could be briefly phrased as `diffusion on strained semiconductor surfaces'. Then the question naturally poses itself as to how the new physical conditions affect the adatom migration on such surfaces? In the following we shall further refine this question and will attempt to give an answer as complete as possible. Offering an essentially theoretical work, the reader will certainly find those standard chapters where the basic method used is briefly described. We feel it appealing, however, a few words about the latter to be said in the preface. In this thesis the diffusion problem is addressed within a parameter-free approach based upon the Density-Functional Theory (DFT)..."

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