Superconducting Quantum Critical Point

R. Ramazashvili, P. Coleman
1997 Physical Review Letters  
We study the properties of a quantum critical point which develops in a BCS superconductor when pair-breaking suppresses the transition temperature to zero. The pair fluctuations are characterized by a dynamical critical exponent z=2. Except for very low temperatures, anomalous contribution to the conductivity is proportional to the square root of T in three dimensions, but to 1/T in two dimensions. At lowest temperatures, the conductivity correction varies as T to the power 1/4 in three dimensions, and as ln(1/T) in two.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.79.3752 fatcat:ho5ammhnsrgkth3ajt6ud7i44q