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Title: Fluctuation-induced noise in out-of-equilibrium disordered superconducting films

We study out-of-equilibrium transport in disordered superconductors close to the superconducting transition. We consider a thin film connected by resistive tunnel interfaces to thermal reservoirs having different chemical potentials and temperatures. The nonequilibrium longitudinal current–current correlation function is calculated within the nonlinear sigma model description and nonlinear dependence on temperatures and chemical potentials is obtained. Different contributions are calculated, originating from the fluctuation-induced suppression of the quasiparticle density of states, Maki–Thompson and Aslamazov–Larkin processes. As a special case of our results, close-to-equilibrium we obtain the longitudinal ac conductivity using the fluctuation–dissipation theorem. -- Highlights: •Contributions to the current noise induced by superconducting fluctuations are calculated. •Nonequilibrium physics is studied. •Nonlinear dependence of the noise on temperatures and chemical potentials of the reservoirs is found.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies, Université Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS UMR 7589, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (France)
  2. (France)
  3. Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22224265
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 339; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; EQUILIBRIUM; FLUCTUATIONS; NOISE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; POTENTIALS; SIGMA MODEL; SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS; SUPERCONDUCTORS; THIN FILMS