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Fluctuations in Superconductors

  • M. Tinkham

Abstract

In this paper I shall discuss how thermodynamic fluctuations affect the observable properties of superconductors, both above and below T. Although fluctuation effects can be observed also in such properties as electron tunneling, I shall restrict attention here to the basic hallmarks of superconductivity, perfect conductivity and perfect diamagnetism. First, I shall outline how the idealized properties of superconductors without fluctuations can be understood within the conceptual framework of the Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory. Then I shall consider how fluctuations modify the idealized sharp transitions.

Keywords

Meissner Effect Phase Slippage Flux Creep Superconducting Ring Activate Flux Creep 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Tinkham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHarvard University CambridgeUSA

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