On the GLAG (Ginzburg-Landau-Abrikosov-Goríkov) theory

From O. Madelungís Introduction to Solid-State Theory (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1978).

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Phenomenological Ginzburg-Landau theory

From, M. Tinkhamís Introduction to Superconductivity (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996)


The Ginzburg-Landau theory was not well accepted, until Gor'kov showed that
his Green's function formalism leads to the GL theory near Tc [1].


However, Goríkovís microscopic derivation [1] of the Ginzburg-Landau theory is not valid!

The problem is in using the self-consistency equation which violates the physical constraint of the Anomalous Green's function [2,3,4,5,6,7,8].
The gradient term may not be derived microscopically, because the local free energy density is not well defined for the Cooper pairs
as for the hard-core particles.
=> Corrected self-consistency equation:

where P denotes the pairing constraint derived from the physical constraint of the system.

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invited talk at APCTP Inauguration Conference (1996).
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