Anderson Localization and the Theory of Dirty Superconductors

A. Kapitulnik, G. Kotliar

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We study the effect of Anderson localization in dirty superconductors. The scale dependence of the diffusion in the vicinity of the mobility edge results in a strong renormalization of the zero-temperature coherence length. This implies the breakdown of the Ginzburg criterion close to the metal-insulator transition and thus the importance of fluctuations in this regime. The upper critical field is calculated and possible experiments are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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