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Syracuse University

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Ac Response Of The Flux-Line Liquid In High-Tc Superconductors, Lee-Wen Chen, M. Cristina Marchetti May 1994

Ac Response Of The Flux-Line Liquid In High-Tc Superconductors, Lee-Wen Chen, M. Cristina Marchetti

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We use a hydrodynamics theory to discuss the response of a viscous flux-line liquid to an ac perturbation applied at the surface of the sample. The theory incorporates viscoelastic effects and describes the crossover between liquid-like and solid-like response of the vortex array as the frequency of the perturbation increases. A large viscosity from flux-line interactions and entanglement leads to viscous screening of surface fields. As a result, two frequency-dependent length scales are needed to describe the penetration of an ac field. For large viscosities the imaginary part of the ac permeability can exihibit, in addition to the well-know peak ...