This work is part of a theoretical project which aims to unravel the mechanism at work in the high temperature cuprate superconductors. In the recent article  we have studied the role of spin fluctuations, and namely of the collective spin mode, for the superconducting pairing and numerous electronic anomalies observed in cuprates. This mode strongly coupled to the electrons (which develops in the vicinity of the antiferromagnetic wave vector and has an anomalous downward dispersion) was first predicted theoretically  and then observed by neutrons , Fig.1. The microscopic theory  is based on a dynamic strong coupling approach. The final equations are integral equations for the electronic correlation functions. They allow to describe all electronic properties . In  we analysed the superconducting properties together with the properties of properties of the so called normal electrons for which the so called "normal" electrons for which important anomalies have been observed by photoemission and tunneling spectroscopy.
We found that the properties of the superconducting state induced by the spin mode are very close to those observed in the cuprates: The superconducting order parameter changes sign in the Brillouin zone while the superconducting gap angular dependence presents an anomalous shape very close to that observed by photoemission, Fig.2 (effect unexplained until now). The value of the maximal gap is high (high Tc). The theoretical electro-nic spectrum is very close to that observed by photoemission, namely the nodal spectrum (spectrum in the part of the Brillouin zone where the gap vanishes) exhibits a kink. (The problem of the nodal kink is a hot problem in the field since its energy Ωkink represents the lowest energy scale in the electronic properties). Not only the form of the theoretical spectrum is very close to that in the experiment (Fig.2), but the relation between Ωkink and the spin mode energy ωr , Ωkink = -2ωr , obtained in , corresponds very well to the two independent experiment data (photoemission and neutrons), Ωkink = 66 meV, ωr = 34 meV (for YBCO with Tc = 61 K), Ωkink = 78 meV, ωr = 40meV (for YBCO with Tc = 90 K). Finally, for the first time the anomalous form of the conductance (proportional to the electronic density of states) observed by tunnelling spectroscopy has been explained (Fig.2) and the relations between the energies if its characteristic points and ωr have been obtained. Again the energy ωr extracted is in a good agreement with that seen by neutron.
Nombre: Franklin J. Quintero C.
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