Mean-field theory for melting of the flux-line lattice

M. V. Feigelman, K. Ziegler

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A system of thermally fluctuating flux lines with short-range interaction is considered. The flux lines are described by fermions coupled to a gauge field. Three different phases are found in mean-field theory for the gauge field: at low temperatures there is an Abrikosov flux-line lattice and a Meissner phase, and the high-temperature phase is an entangled liquid of flux lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6647-6650
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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