Ultrasonic attenuation via energy diffusion channel in disordered conductors

Alexander Shtyk, Mikhail Feigel'Man

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Abstract

We predict an existence of a dissipation channel leading to attenuation of ultrasound in disordered conductors and superconductors with perfect electroneutrality. It is due to slow diffusion of thermal energy. We show that in doped silicon ultrasound attenuation may be enhanced by a factor about 100. A similar effect is also studied for s-wave and d-wave superconductors. The latter case is applied to BSCCO family where a strong enhancement of the ultrasound attenuation is predicted. For usual s-wave superconductors, this dissipation channel might be important for very low-electron-density materials near the BCS-BEC crossover.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195101
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume92
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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