s-wave superconductivity from an antiferromagnetic spin-fluctuation model for bilayer materials.

Liechtenstein A.I., Mazin I.I., Andersen O.K.

It is usually believed that the spin-fluctuation mechanism for high-temperature superconductivity results in d-wave pairing, and that it is destructive for the conventional phonon-mediated pairing. We show that in bilayer materials, due to nearly perfect antiferromagnetic spin correlations between the planes, the stronger instability is with respect to a superconducting state whose order parameters in the even and odd plane bands have opposite signs, while having both two-dimensional s symmetry. The interaction of electrons with Raman- (infrared-) active phonons enhances (suppresses) the instability.

Physical Review Letters, 74 2303-6, 1995.

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