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Hierarchical structure foramtion in layered superconducting systems with multi-scale inter-vortex interactions
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics, Statistical Physics.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 25, no 41, 415702- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We demonstrate the formation of hierarchical structures in two-dimensional systems with multiple length scales in the inter-particle interaction. These include states such as clusters of clusters, concentric rings, clusters inside a ring, and stripes in a cluster. We propose to realize such systems in vortex matter (where a vortex is mapped onto a particle with multi-scale interactions) in layered superconducting systems with varying inter-layer thicknesses and different layer materials.

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2013. Vol. 25, no 41, 415702- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132201DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/25/41/415702ISI: 000324920400016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884851147OAI: diva2:659347
Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council

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Available from: 2013-10-25 Created: 2013-10-24 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved
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1. Phase transitions and vortex structures in multicomponent superconductors
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2015 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Theoretical aspects of multicomponent superconductivity and systemswith competing interactions are studied using Monte Carlo techniques.Motivated by recent experimental and theoretical results of complex struc-ture formation of vortices in multicomponent systems, possible vortex struc-ture formations due to vortex interactions that are not purely attractive orrepulsive are considered. Vortex structures such as clusters, superclusters,hierarchical structure formation, stripes, gossamer patters, glassy phases, aswell as checkerboard lattices and loops are demonstrated to be possible.The order of the superconducting phase transition is considered for multi-component lattice London superconductors. The phase transition is demon-strated to be either rst-order or continuous depending on the strength of asymmetry-breaking Josephson intercomponent interaction. It is argued thatthe rst-order phase transition is caused by a vortex phase separation due toa uctuation-induced attractive interaction between vortex lines.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. 41 p.
TRITA-FYS, ISSN 0280-316X ; 2015:78
multicomponent superconductors, superconductivity, phase transitions, monte carlo, vortices, vortex structure formation, competing interactions
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177141 (URN)978-91-7595-758-6 (ISBN)
2015-12-07, FB42, AlbaNova universitetscentrum, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)

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Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved

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