Fluctuation-induced conductivity of a superconductor above the transition temperature

R. A. Craven, G. A. Thomas, R. D. Parks

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Paraconductivity studies have been made on Al films in regimes of temperature and magnetic field strength, which allow a straightforward comparison with the theoretical predictions of Aslamazov and Larkin, Maki and Thompson, and Patton. The results of previous experiments in a variety of pair-breaking regimes are reviewed briefly and in some cases reinterpreted in the context of recent developments in the theory. A comprehensive interpretation of most of the existing data is possible if one considers both Patton's recent calculation and the role of thermal phonons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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