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Title: Fragile superconductivity in the presence of weakly disordered charge density waves

Abstract

When superconducting (SC) and charge-density-wave (CDW) orders compete, novel low-temperature behaviors can result. From an analysis of the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson theory of competing orders, we demonstrate the generic occurrence of a “fragile” SC phase at low temperatures and high fields in the presence of weak disorder. Here, the SC order is largely concentrated in the vicinity of dilute dislocations in the CDW order, leading to transition temperatures and critical currents that are parametrically smaller than those characterizing the zero-field SC phase. Furthermore, this may provide the outline of an explanation of the recently discovered “resilient” superconducting phase at high fields in underdoped YBa 2Cu 3O 6+δ.

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  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
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SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1526443
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1507228
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Yu, Yue, and Kivelson, S. A. Fragile superconductivity in the presence of weakly disordered charge density waves. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevb.99.144513.
Yu, Yue, & Kivelson, S. A. Fragile superconductivity in the presence of weakly disordered charge density waves. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.99.144513.
Yu, Yue, and Kivelson, S. A. Tue . "Fragile superconductivity in the presence of weakly disordered charge density waves". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.99.144513.
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title = {Fragile superconductivity in the presence of weakly disordered charge density waves},
author = {Yu, Yue and Kivelson, S. A.},
abstractNote = {When superconducting (SC) and charge-density-wave (CDW) orders compete, novel low-temperature behaviors can result. From an analysis of the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson theory of competing orders, we demonstrate the generic occurrence of a “fragile” SC phase at low temperatures and high fields in the presence of weak disorder. Here, the SC order is largely concentrated in the vicinity of dilute dislocations in the CDW order, leading to transition temperatures and critical currents that are parametrically smaller than those characterizing the zero-field SC phase. Furthermore, this may provide the outline of an explanation of the recently discovered “resilient” superconducting phase at high fields in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+δ.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.99.144513},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 14,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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