Gaussian Superconducting Fluctuations, Thermal Transport, and the Nernst Effect

Iddo Ussishkin, Shivaji Lal Sondhi, David A. Huse

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We calculate the contribution of superconducting fluctuations to thermal transport in the normal state, at low magnetic fields. We do so in the Gaussian approximation to their critical dynamics which is also the Aslamazov-Larkin approximation in the microscopics. Our results for the thermal conductivity tensor and the transverse thermoelectric response are new. The latter compare favorably with the data of Ong and collaborators on the Nernst effect in the cuprates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number28
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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