Possible vortex-glass transition in a model random superconductor

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We examine, with Monte Carlo simulations, the off-diagonal long-range correlations in a highly simplified model of a three-dimensional disordered superconductor in a magnetic field. Comparisons are made to the three-dimensional Ising and XY Edwards-Anderson spin-glass models. Somewhat surprisingly, the model superconductor behaves very much like the Ising spin glass, suggesting that it too may have a spin-glass-like ordered phase at nonzero temperature, namely the vortex-glass phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1061
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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