Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications

Fundamental properties of cuprate superconductors as probed by infrared spectroscopy

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A brief, selective review shows the unconventional nature of the normal state, the loss of spectral weight and appearance of a 500 cm-1 psuedo-gap in the low temperature infrared conductivity, and the evidence for pair formation above Tc in YBa2Cu3O7-x. © 1994.