Accession Number : AD0437389

Title :   DIELECTRIC CONSTANT OF A SUPERCONDUCTOR,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Prange,Richard E.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The longitudinal dielectric constant was calculated for the exted Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer model of a superconductor. An explicit formula is obtained which has been evaluated numerically. The competition between collective and single particle effects is pronounced, so that the dielectric function differs remarkably from the most elementary approximations to it. However, the dielectric function of the superconductor does not differ greatly from that in the normal metal in either the high frequency or static limit, regardless of the wavelength. This prevents the modifications due to superconductivity from being readily observed. In particular, the shift in the static polarizability should cause very small shifts in the phonon speed, so small that no effect on the lattice specific heat should be observed. (Auhtor)

Descriptors :   (*DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, SUPERCONDUCTORS), (*SUPERCONDUCTORS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES), METALS, EXCITATION, POLARIZATION, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE