Experimental study of electron-phonon interaction in MgB2

Setsuko Tajima, Takahiko Masui, James Quilty, Sergey Lee, Ayako Yamamoto, Akio Yamanaka

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From precise analyses of resistivity data and Raman scattering spectra from MgB2 single crystals, we have extracted the electron-phonon (e-p) coupling constants and specified the relevant phonon mode and electronic bands that play a main role in the superconductivity. It has been demonstrated that the strong coupling of the E2g boron vibrational mode with the σ-band holes governs the normal state conduction and the high-Tc superconductivity mechanism. The smaller gap on the π-bands found by k-selective Raman scattering measurements is reconciled with the weak e-p coupling and large scattering rate in these bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-104
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1
Externally publishedYes
Eventproceedings of the 23rd international conference on low temper - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 2002 Aug 202002 Aug 27


  • Electron-phonon coupling
  • MgB
  • Raman scattering
  • Two gaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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