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Physical Review B
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Effect of thermodynamic fluctuations on the shape and width of the resistive transition in three-dimensional amorphous superconducting alloys

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Measurements of the fluctuation conductivity above Tc have been made for several bulk amorphous superconducting alloys. The results are compared to existing theories for fluctuation conductivity in three-dimensional superconductors. Agreement with theory is obtained very near Tc, but significant deviations from the predictions of the theory are found for higher temperatures. This is attributed to a breakdown of the Ginzburg-Landau approach. The observed temperature dependence of the fluctuation conductivity was similar in all samples studied and suggests a universal dependence on temperature for bulk amorphous superconductors. The effect of statistical variations in alloy composition (occurring on the scale of the superconducting coherence length ξ on the width of the superconducting transition widths was observed. © 1976 The American Physical Society.

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01 Jun 1976

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Physical Review B

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