Comparison of phase boundaries between kagomé and honeycomb superconducting wire networks

Yi Xiao, David A. Huse, Paul M. Chaikin, Mark J. Higgins, Shobo Bhattacharya, David Spencer

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We measure resistively the mean-field superconducting-normal phase boundaries of both kagomé and honeycomb wire networks immersed in a transverse magnetic field. In addition to their agreement with theory about the overall shapes of phase diagrams, they show striking one-to-one correspondence between the cusps in the honeycomb phase boundary and those in the kagomé curve. This correspondence is due to their geometric arrangements and agrees with Lin and Nori’s recent calculation. We also find that for the frustrated honeycomb network at (formula presented) the current patterns in the superconducting phase differ between the low-temperature London regime and the higher-temperature Ginzburg-Landau regime near (formula presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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