Continuous melting of a driven two-dimensional flux lattice with strong pins

  • L. FruchterEmail author
Original Paper


The phase diagram of a driven two-dimensional vortex lattice in the presence of dense quasi-point pins is investigated. The transition from the crystal to the liquid is found continuous at intermediate inductions. The correlations in the pseudo random force that allow for an uncomplete unbinding of the dislocations is proposed as a key mechanism to account for the continuous transition.


Vortex Phase Diagram Continuous Transition Vortex Lattice Random Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRSUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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