Optimized perturbation theory in the vortex liquid of type-II superconductors

Dingping Li*, Baruch Rosenstein

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We develop an optimized perturbation theory for the Ginzburg-Landau description of thermal fluctuations effects in the vortex liquids. Unlike the high temperature expansion which is asymptotic, the optimized expansion is convergent. Radius of convergence on the lowest Landau level is aT=-3 in two dimensions (2D) and aT=-5 in three dimensions (3D). It allows a systematic calculation of magnetization and specific heat contributions due to thermal fluctuations of vortices in strongly type-II superconductors to a very high precision. The results are in good agreement with existing Monte Carlo simulations and experiments. Limitations of various nonperturbative and phenomenological approaches are noted. In particular we show that there is no exact intersection point of the magnetization curves both in 2D and 3D.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024513
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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