Depinning and plasticity of driven disordered lattices

M Cristina Marchetti

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Abstract

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)
Pages (from-to)137-157
Number of pages21
JournalLecture Notes in Physics
Volume688
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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