Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in superconducting Hg(Xe) films

K. Epstein, A. M. Goldman, A. M. Kadin

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High sheet resistance Hg(Xe) films exhibit I - V characteristics of the form V ∼ Ia, in agreement with a model of current-induced vortex-antivortex unbinding. The detailed form of the vortex interaction is confirmed. Quantitative evidence is presented for a vortex unbinding transition of the Kosterlitz-Thouless universality class.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2087-2089
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B+C
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jul 1982

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