Thermodynamics of a heavy-ion-irradiated superconductor: The zero-field transition

Abstract : Specific heat measurements show that the introduction of amorphous columnar defects considerably affects the transition from the normal to the superconducting state in {\em zero} magnetic field. Experimental results are compared to numerical simulations of the 3D XY model for both the pure system and the system containing random columnar disorder. The numerics reproduce the salient features of experiment, showing in particular that the specific heat peak changes from cusp-like to smoothly rounded when columnar defects are added. By considering the specific heat critical exponent $\alpha$, we argue that such behavior is consistent with recent numerical work [A. Vestergren et al., Phys. Rev. B {\bf 70}, 054508 (2004)] showing that the introduction of columnar defects changes the universality class of the transition.
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Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2007, 75, pp.100501. 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.75.100501〉
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Cornelis Jacominus Van Der Beek, Thierry Klein, René Brusetti, Christophe Marcenat, Mats Wallin, et al.. Thermodynamics of a heavy-ion-irradiated superconductor: The zero-field transition. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2007, 75, pp.100501. 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.75.100501〉. 〈hal-00137237〉

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