Phase behavior of type-II superconductors with quenched point pinning disorder: A phenomenological proposal

@article{Menon2002PhaseBO,
  title={Phase behavior of type-II superconductors with quenched point pinning disorder: A phenomenological proposal},
  author={Gautam I. Menon},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2002},
  volume={65},
  pages={104527}
}
  • G. I. Menon
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Physics
  • Physical Review B
A general phenomenology for phase behavior in the mixed phase of type-II superconductors with weak point pinning disorder is outlined. We propose that the ``Bragg glass'' phase generically transforms via two separate thermodynamic phase transitions into a disordered liquid on increasing the temperature. The first transition is into a glassy phase, topologically disordered at the largest length scales; current evidence suggests that it lacks the long-ranged phase correlations expected of a… 

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