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Universal broadening of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer coherence peak of disordered superconducting films.

Authors
  • Feigel'man, M V1
  • Skvortsov, M A
  • 1 L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, 142432 Chernogolovka, Russia.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical Review Letters
Publisher
American Physical Society
Publication Date
Oct 05, 2012
Volume
109
Issue
14
Pages
147002–147002
Identifiers
PMID: 23083269
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

In disordered superconductors, the local pairing field fluctuates in space, leading to the smearing of the BCS peak in the density of states and the appearance of the subgap tail states. We analyze the universal mesoscopic contributions to these effects and show that they are enhanced by the Coulomb repulsion. In the vicinity of the quantum critical point, where superconductivity is suppressed by the "fermionic mechanism," strong smearing of the peak due to mesoscopic fluctuations is predicted.

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