Critical dynamics of a vortex-loop model for the superconducting transition

Vivek Aji, Nigel Goldenfeld

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We calculate analytically the dynamic critical exponent zMC, measured in Monte Carlo simulations for a vortex loop model of the superconducting transition, and account for the simulation results. In the weak screening limit, where magnetic fluctuations are neglected, the dynamic exponent is found to be zMC = 3/2 . In the perfect screening limit, zMC = 5/2 . We relate zzMC to the actual value of z observable in experiments and find that z ∼ 2, consistent with some experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 17 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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