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Monte Carlo simulation of layered high temperature superconductors

By A.R. Price, H. Fangohr, S.J. Cox and P.A.J. de Groot


We present results from Monte Carlo simulations of the vortex state in layered high temperature superconductors. We use a set of potentials derived from the Lawrence-Doniach free-energy functional which incorporates (i) intra-layer coupling (ii) inter-layer Josephson and electromagnetic interactions. We have employed a novel technique for performing an in-plane infinite lattice summation for the intra-layer interactions. This provides a minimum 50,000 times faster speed-up in the simulations over previous naïve methods which add periodic images in shells of increasing radius. We present results of the numerical B-T phase diagram in the pure system and obtain good agreement with available experimental/theoretical results

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 2000
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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