Skip to main content

Alex and the origin of high-temperature superconductivity

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text


A brief discussion on the course of development in the high-temperature superconductivity research is presented from my personal perspective, focusing on the lattice effects. In spite of the tidal waves of colorful and unconventional spin-based ideas on the origin of high-temperature superconductivity promoted by prominent theoreticians, Alex Müller has been the true invariant who stood by his intuition and conviction that the lattice, not the spin fluctuation, provides the basis for the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity. Recent developments are beginning to show that after all he may have been right all along.




Egami, T. (2017). Alex and the origin of high-temperature superconductivity. Springer Series in Materials Science, 255, 35–46.

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free