By J. Ashkenazi, Mikhail V. Eremin, Joshua L. Cohn, Ilya Eremin, Dirk Manske, Davor Pavuna, Fuliln Zuo
This quantity includes the lawsuits of the 2004 collage of Miami Workshop on Unconventional Superconductivity. The workshop was once the fourth in a sequence of profitable conferences on High-TC Superconductivity and comparable themes, which happened on the James L. Knight Physics construction at the college of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida, in January 1991, 1995, 1999, and 2004. the amount contains top of the range papers on state-of-the-art works on unconventional superconductivity. A key factor, mentioned by means of many within the workshop, used to be how homogeneous the cuprates are. STM information, in addition to different reviews, confirmed that the cuprate superconductors (SC's) studied have been inhomogeneous, in particular within the underdoped regime; whereas experiments, like ARPES and magnetoresistance have verified the lifestyles of a Fermi floor, at the least above a few doping point, within the cuprates. different subject matters starting from the pseudogap challenge to pairing mechanisms also are mentioned via a variety of authors. generally, experiments exhibit extra convergence than high-TC theories. there's certainly no consensus at the excessive- TC mechanism, even though large teams exist: these round the prolonged "Big Tent" homogenous scheme, and those that think an intrinsic inhomogeneous country. one other department can be considered among those that think of the excessive- TC mechanism to be basically of an electronic-magnetic starting place (with no function performed via the lattice), and those that assign a major position to the lattice. There appeared to be a consensus within the workshop that MgB2 and the fullerenes are less complicated SC's than the cuprates, whereas paintings on ruthenocuprates and the coexistence of SC and ferromagnetism supplied new stimuli to analyze and knowing. curiosity used to be drawn additionally via the hot NaxCoO2•yH2O SC. even though it is a low-TC fabric, its actual houses have a similarity to these of the cuprates; hence learn in this procedure appears to be like vital for the knowledge of excessive TC SC. the amount provides a short evaluate of many features of today's superconductivity study and may be of significant curiosity to all scientists and study scholars who paintings within the box of superconductivity or similar topics in condensed subject physics and fabric sciences.