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Shape resonances in superstripes

The significance of 'stripes' in certain high-temperature superconductors has been hotly debated for decades. Now a consensus is emerging that there may, in fact, be two networks of different stripes in which shape resonances play a key role in the superconductivity.

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Figure 1: Simplified Fermi surface topologies that favour multi-condensate superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.
Figure 2: Schematic of the superstripes scenario in the CuO2 plane, which make up the active atomic layers in the cuprate heterostructures.



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Bianconi, A. Shape resonances in superstripes. Nature Phys 9, 536–537 (2013).

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