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Physical Review Letters
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Vortex variable-range-hopping resistivity in superconducting films

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Abstract

We study both classical and quantum vortex creep in disordered thin-film superconductors in an applied magnetic field. Quantum tunneling of vortices leads to a variable-range-hopping resistivity with a non-Arrhenius temperature dependence at low T. Motts 1/3 law is modified by long-range vortex interactions, and a numerical analysis enables us to estimate a temperature exponent between roughly 2/3 and 4/5. At higher T, a classical hopping regime is expected with a current-density scale for nonlinearities varying (roughly) as T3. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

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03 Jun 1991

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Physical Review Letters

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