Singularity of the London Penetration Depth at Quantum Critical Points in Superconductors
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CitationChowdhury, Debanjan, Brian Swingle, Erez Berg, and Subir Sachdev. 2013. Singularity of the London Penetration Depth at Quantum Critical Points in Superconductors. Physical Review Letters 111, no. 15: 157004.
AbstractWe present a general theory of the singularity in the London penetration depth at symmetry-breaking and topological quantum critical points within a superconducting phase. While the critical exponents and ratios of amplitudes on the two sides of the transition are universal, an overall sign depends upon the interplay between the critical theory and the underlying Fermi surface. We determine these features for critical points to spin density wave and nematic ordering, and for a topological transition between a superconductor with ℤ2 fractionalization and a conventional superconductor. We note implications for recent measurements of the London penetration depth in BaFe2(As1−xPx)2 [K. Hashimoto et al., Science 336, 1554 (2012)].
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