Condensed Matter Physics, 2009, vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 677687
DOI:10.5488/CMP.12.4.677
Title:
The theory of thermodynamic and magnetic properties of multiband superconductors
Author(s):

M.E. Palistrant
(Institute of Applied Physics, Str. Academiei 5, Chishinau MD 2028, Republic of Moldova)

The main stages of development of the theory of superconducting systems with overlapping energy bands are formulated. The main references of the classical papers of the authors of this theory (Prof. V.A.Moskalenko and his coworkers) are listed.The list also includes papers related to hightemperature superconductivity. Some peculiarities of the twoband model, which give qualitatively new results in comparison with the usual oneband model, are described. The application of the twoband model for the description of the thermodynamical and magnetical properties of the compound MgB_{2} is also discussed.
Key words:
multiband superconductivity, thermodynamic properties, low carrier densities, upper critical field, MgB_{2}
PACS:
74.25.Ha, 74.20.Fg, 74.70.A
