Comparison of phase boundaries between kagomé and honeycomb superconducting wire networks

Yi Xiao, David A. Huse, Paul M. Chaikin, Mark J. Higgins, Shobo Bhattacharya, David Spencer

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    We measure resistively the mean-field superconducting-normal phase boundaries of both kagomé and honeycomb wire networks immersed in a transverse magnetic field. In addition to their agreement with theory about the overall shapes of phase diagrams, they show striking one-to-one correspondence between the cusps in the honeycomb phase boundary and those in the kagomé curve. This correspondence is due to their geometric arrangements and agrees with Lin and Nori's recent calculation. We also find that for the frustrated honeycomb network at f= 1/2, the current patterns in the superconducting phase differ between the low-temperature London regime and the higher-temperature Ginzburg-Landau regime near Tc.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number214503
    Pages (from-to)2145031-2145034
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number21
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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