Coulomb drag in normal metals and superconductors: Diagrammatic approach

Alex Kamenev, Yuval Oreg

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The diagrammatic linear response formalism for the Coulomb drag in two-layer systems is developed. This technique can be used to treat both elastic disorder and intralayer interaction effects. In the absence of intralayer electron-electron correlations we reproduce earlier results, obtained using the kinetic equation and the memory-function formalism. In addition we calculate weak-localization corrections to the drag coefficient and the Hall drag coefficient in a perpendicular magnetic field. As an example of the intralayer interaction effects we consider a situation where one (or both) layers are close to (but above) the superconducting transition temperature. Fluctuation corrections, analogous to the Aslamazov-Larkin corrections, to the drag coefficient are calculated. Although the fluctuation corrections do not enhance the drag coefficient for normal-superconductor systems, a dramatic enhancement is found for superconductor-superconductor structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7516-7527
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1995


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