Structure of an elastic lattice pinned by hopping defects
Physics Department, CUNY Lehman College, Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, New York 10468-1589, USA
Accepted: 18 June 1998
The translational order in a three-dimensional lattice pinned by hopping defects is studied. It is suggested that the equilibrium state of the lattice crosses from a glass to a crystal on the rate of hopping. It is argued that such a transition may exist in flux lattices of high-temperature superconductors due to the hopping of oxygen.
PACS: 74.60.Ge – Flux pinning, flux creep, and flux-line lattice dynamics / 05.20.-y – Statistical mechanics
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