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Jules P. Carbotte Condensed matter physics

Jules Carbotte’s interests have ranged over several fields including the theory of positron annihilation in metals, calculations of the electron-phonon interaction in metals, and its role in superconductivity and transport properties. He has also worked in the field of dilute metallic alloys employing density functional theory to calculate electronic and lattice relaxation effects around impurity atoms. At present, most of his effort is in superconductivity with particular emphasis on the new high Tc oxides. With the aid of a postdoctoral fellow and seven graduate students, he is investigating how superconducting properties reflect the microscopic mechanism. Many theories, based on electronic mechanism, have been proposed including the Marginal Fermi Liquid Model (MFLM) and more recently d-wave superconductivity stabilized by Antiferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations (ASF). Extensive numerical calculations of properties predicted in such models and comparison with existing experimental data are helping decide the limitations of these popular theories which have both had some remarkable successes.


Founding Program Director, Superconductivity (now Quantum Materials), 1987.

Metal Physics Medal, 1981.

CAP Gold Medal, 1979.

Steacie Prize, 1975.

Herzberg Medal, 1974.

Relevant Publications

J.P. Carbotte, "Properties of Boson Exchange Superconductors," Modern Phys. vol. 62, pp. 1027, Oct.1990.

M. Prohammer, et al, "Thermodynamics of Retarded D-wave Superconductor with Resonant Impurity Scattering," Phys. Rev. B. vol. 47, pp. 15- 152, June 1993.




Senior Fellow Quantum Materials


McMaster UniversityDepartment of Physics and Astronomy


PhD McGill University



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