Topological relaxation of entangled flux lattices: Single vs collective line dynamics

Ruslan Bikbov 1, Sergei K. Nechaev 1, 2

Physical Review Letters 87 (2001) 150602

A symbolic language allowing to solve statistical problems for the systems with nonabelian braid-like topology in 2+1 dimensions is developed. The approach is based on the similarity between growing braid and 'heap of colored pieces'. As an application, the problem of a vortex glass transition in high-T_c superconductors is re-examined on microscopic level

  • 1. L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics,
    Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud