Phase diagrams of flux lattices with disorder

T. Giamarchi, P. Le Doussal
1997 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
We review the prediction, made in a previous work [Phys. Rev. B 52 (1995)], that the phase diagram of type II superconductors consists of a topologically ordered Bragg glass phase at low fields undergoing a transition at higher fields into a vortex glass or a liquid. We estimate the position of the phase boundary using a Lindemann criterion. We find that the proposed phenomenology is compatible with recent experiments on superconductors.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.55.6577 fatcat:6ktqopzbrbd75nvwqgwx6gvcuu