Thermal voltage noise in layered superconductors

V. D. Ashkenazy, G. Jung, B. Ya Shapiro

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Thermal voltage noise in the mixed state of type-II superconductors has been calculated taking into account fluctuation modes of nonrigid vortices. It has been shown that bending of vortices leads to new effects in thermal-voltage-noise spectra at high frequencies. The power spectrum reflecting fluctuations of rigid vortices is suppressed at very low frequencies and saturates into a white spectrum at a characteristic frequency depending on the strip width. At high frequencies tilt modes of flexible vortices start to contribute to the fluctuating voltages and the power spectrum undergoes three subsequent magnitude increases, following ω1/2-, ω2-, and again ω1/2-like behavior before becoming white again. It has been shown that for layered superconductors of a moderate anisotropy the second ω1/2-like increase disappears at magnetic fields exceeding a certain threshold field corresponding to the crossover field between two-dimensional and three-dimensional vortex-lattice melting. Field dependencies of characteristic frequencies separating different regimes of spectral behavior have been evaluated and shown to be qualitatively different for low and high magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9052-9060
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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