We use the dynamical cluster approximation to understand the proximity of the superconducting dome to the quantum critical point in the two-dimensional Hubbard model. In a BCS formalism, Tc may be enhanced through an increase in the d-wave pairing interaction (Vd) or the bare pairing susceptibility (χ0d). At optimal doping, where Vd is revealed to be featureless, we find a power-law behavior of χ0d(ω=0), replacing the BCS log, and strongly enhanced Tc. We suggest experiments to verify our predictions.
S. Yang, H. Fotso, S.-Q. Su, D. Galanakis, Ehsan Khatami, J.-H. She, J. Moreno, J. Zaanen, and M. Jarrell. "Proximity of the Superconducting Dome and the Quantum Critical Point in the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Model" Physical Review Letters (2011). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.047004