Depinning and plasticity of driven disordered lattices

M. C. Marchetti

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We review in these notes the dynamics of extended condensed matter systems, such as vortex lattices in type-II superconductors and charge density waves in anisotropic metals, driven over quenched disorder. We focus in particular on the case of strong disorder, where topological defects are generated in the driven lattice. In this case the response is plastic and the depinning transition may become discontinuous and hysteretic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJamming, Yielding and Irreversible Deformation in Condensed Matter
EditorsM.C. Miguel, Miguel Rubi
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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