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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 87, Issue 3–4, pp 897–908 | Cite as

Ground-state and thermal properties of a long-range Josephson array

  • David Lidsky
  • Michael J. Stephen
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Abstract

The ground-state and thermal properties of a two-dimensional array of Josephson coupled superconducting wires is studied. For rational values of the magnetic flux per plaquette, mean-field theory provides an accurate description and the system makes a transition to a vortex state. For small values of the magnetic flux per plaquette, mean-field theory also provides an adequate description. The measurement of critical currents can provide information on the ground state.

Key Words

Josephson array phase transition 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lidsky
    • 1
  • Michael J. Stephen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRutgers UniversityPiscataway

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