Dynamics of disordered type-II superconductors: Peak effect and the I-V curves

G. Bel, D. P. Li, B. Rosenstein, V. Vinokur, V. Zhuravlev

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


We quantitatively describe the competition between the thermal fluctuations and disorder by the Ginzburg-Landau approach using both the replica method in statics and the dynamical Martin-Siggia-Rose approach which allows generalization beyond linear response. The two methods are consistent in static, while the dynamical method allows calculation of the critical current as function of magnetic field and temperature. The surface in the J-B-T space defined by this function separates between a dissipative moving vortex matter regime and vortex glass. The non-Ohmic I-V curve is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1214
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume460-462 II
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Glass transition
  • Quenched disorder
  • Type-II superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Dynamics of disordered type-II superconductors: Peak effect and the I-V curves'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this