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Spin Effects Near the Superconductor-Insulator Transition

Summary: Spin Effects Near the
Superconductor-Insulator Transition
P.W. Adams
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
1 Introduction 1
2 The Parallel Field S-I Transition 3
2.1 The Spin-Paramagnetic Transition 3
2.2 Parallel Field Studies of Ultra-Thin Al and Be Films 4
2.3 High Field Spin-Resolved Tunneling 6
3 Spin Effects in the Insulating Phase 12
3.1 Introduction and Background 12
3.2 Insulating Be Films 13
3.3 Variable Range Hopping and the Coulomb Gap 13
3.4 Multi-fold Magnetoconductance and Quantum Metallicity 14
3.5 Quantum Metallicity and Spin-Orbit Scattering 17
4 Summary and Zero Temperature Phase Diagram 21
References 23


Source: Adams, Philip W. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University


Collections: Materials Science