We study the critical exponents of the superconducting phase transition in the context of renormalization group theory starting from a dual formulation of the Ginzburg-Landau theory. The dual formulation describes a loop gas of Abrikosov flux tubes which proliferate when the critical temperature is approached from below. In contrast to the Ginzburg-Landau theory, it has a spontaneously broken global symmetry and possesses an infrared stable fixed point. The exponents coincide with those of a superfluid with reversed temperature axis.
Physical Review Letters
- Pub Date:
- October 1994
- Renormalization-group fractal and percolation studies of phase transitions;
- Condensed Matter;
- Condensed Matter - Superconductivity
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