Kinetic Energy, Condensation Energy, Optical Sum Rule and Pairing Mechanism in High-Tc Cuprates

Research paper by Youichi Yanase, Masao Ogata

Indexed on: 18 Dec '04Published on: 18 Dec '04Published in: Physics - Superconductivity


The mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity is investigated with interests on the microscopic aspects of the condensation energy. The theoretical analysis is performed on the basis of the FLEX approximation which is a microscopic description of the spin-fluctuation-induced-superconductivity. Most of phase transitions in strongly correlated electron system arise from the correlation energy which is copmetitive to the kinetic energy. However, we show that the kinetic energy cooperatively induces the superconductivity in the underdoped region. This unusual decrease of kinetic energy below T_c is induced by the feedback effect. The feedback effect induces the magnetic resonance mode as well as the kink in the electronic dispersion, and alters the properties of quasi-particles, such as mass renormalization and lifetime. The crossover from BCS behavior to this unusual behavior occurs for hole dopings. On the other hand, the decrease of kinetic energy below T_c does not occur in the electron-doped region. We discuss the relation to the recent obserbation of the violation of optical sum rule.