Hysteresis and jumps in the I-V curves of disordered two-dimensional materials

  title={Hysteresis and jumps in the I-V curves of disordered two-dimensional materials},
  author={Shahar Kasirer and Yigal Meir},
The superconductor-insulator transition (SIT) in thin-film disordered superconductors is a hallmark example of a quantum phase transition. Despite being observed more than 30 years ago, its nature is still under a lively debate. One intriguing observations concerns the insulating side of the transition, which exhibits some unusual properties. Among them is its current-voltage relation ( I − V curve), which includes (i) a conductance that changes abruptly by several orders of magnitude with… 

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