Non-Gaussian tail in the force distribution: a hallmark of correlated disorder in the host media of elastic objects

  title={Non-Gaussian tail in the force distribution: a hallmark of correlated disorder in the host media of elastic objects},
  author={Jazm{\'i}n Arag{\'o}n S{\'a}nchez and Gonzalo Rumi and Ra{\'u}l Cort{\'e}s Maldonado and N{\'e}stor Ren{\'e} Cejas Bolecek and Joaqu'in Puig and Pablo Pedrazzini and G. Nieva and M. I. Dolz and Marcin Konczykowski and Cornelis J. van der Beek and Alejandro B. Kolton and Yanina Fasano},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Inferring the nature of disorder in the media where elastic objects are nucleated is of crucial importance for many applications but remains a challenging basic-science problem. Here we propose a method to discern whether weak-point or strong-correlated disorder dominates based on characterizing the distribution of the interaction forces between objects mapped in large fields-of-view. We illustrate our proposal with the case-study system of vortex structures nucleated in type-II superconductors… 
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