J. Phys. I France
Volume 6, Numéro 12, December 1996
Page(s) 2191 - 2203
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1996204
J. Phys. I France 6 (1996) 2191-2203

Normal State Properties of High-Temperature Superconductors and the Marginal Fermi Liquid

Elihu Abrahams

Serin Physics Laboratory, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

(Received 6 June 1996, received in final form 25 June 1996, accepted 1 July 1996)

The experimentally observed normal state thermodynamic and transport properties of cuprate superconductors are universally quite unusual and so far unexplained. Some of these will be reviewed and the challenges for an overall theoretical picture will be discussed. It will be described how, in some cases, the Marginal Fermi Liquid hypothesis may be applied.

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