Theory of disordered unconventional superconductors

A. Keles, A. V. Andreev, B. Z. Spivak, S. A. Kivelson

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Abstract

In contrast to conventional s-wave superconductivity, unconventional (e.g., p- or d-wave) superconductivity is strongly suppressed even by relatively weak disorder. Upon approaching the superconductormetal transition, the order parameter amplitude becomes increasingly inhomogeneous, leading to effective granularity and a phase ordering transition described by the Mattis model of spin glasses. One consequence of this is that at sufficiently low temperatures, between the clean unconventional superconducting and the diffusive metallic phases, there is necessarily an intermediate superconducting phase that exhibits s-wave symmetry on macroscopic scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1114
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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