Length-scale dependent superconductor-insulator quantum phase transitions in one dimension
PoornaPrajna Institute of Scientific Research, 4 Sadashivanagar, 5600 80 Bangalore, India
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Revised: 15 September 2008
Published online: 14 February 2009
We study the dissipation physics of a one dimensional mesoscopic superconducting quantum interference device array using the field-theoretical renormalization group method. We observe length scale dependent, superconductor-insulator quantum phase transition at very low temperature and also observe the dual behavior of the system for higher and lower values of magnetic field. At a critical magnetic field, we also observe a critical behavior where the resistance is independent of length.
PACS: 74.78.Na – Mesoscopic and nanoscale systems / 74.90.+n – Other topics in superconductivity / 05.10.Cc – Renormalization group methods
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