Vortex viscosity in the moderately clean limit of layered superconductors

G. Blatter, M. A. Skvortsov, D. A. Ivanov

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We present a microscopic calculation of the energy dissipation in the core of a vortex moving in a two-dimensional or layered superconductor in the moderately clean regime. In this regime, the quasiclassical Bardeen-Stephen result remains valid in spite of the strong correlations between the energy levels. We find that the quasiclassical expression applies both in the limit of fast vortex motion (with transitions between smeared levels) and in the limit of slow vortex motion (with nearly adiabatic dynamics). This finding can be related to the similar result known for the unitary random-matrix model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014521
Pages (from-to)145211-1452111
Number of pages1306901
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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