Renormalization group analysis of weak collective pinning
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The effect of impurity disorder on vortex lattices in type-II superconductors is studied within the framework of the weak collective pinning theory. Using a renormalization group approach, we calculate the sizeR c of collectively pinned vortex bundles in the regimea o <R c <λ (small bundles) for isotropic superconductors. We assume weak disorder and neglect thermal effects. Our findings quantitatively refine the lowest-order perturbation result,R c ∞\(\sqrt B \), obtained by Larkin and Ovchinnikov in 1979 (B is the magnetic induction). In particular, we find a different numerical constant in the exponential as well as a new algebraic prefactor. These improvements provide us with a more accurate functional dependence of the critical current on the magnetic field.
KeywordsVortex Renormalization Group Vortex Lattice Small Length Scale Renormalization Group Analysis
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