Document Type

Article

Date

8-2-1996

Embargo Period

10-21-2011

Keywords

condensed matter

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We consider a periodic lattice rapidly driven through a quenched random potential as a model of a moving Abrikosov lattice. In addition to the transverse phonon displacements u_y, we consider the displacements u_x along the direction of motion, which were assumed to be small in earlier treatments. We show that these displacements are in fact divergent even on large length scales and therefore lead to a breakdown of the elastic model along the direction of motion. We propose that the resulting phase is a moving "smectic" with translational order that is quasi-long-range transverse and liquid-like parallel to the direction of motion.

Additional Information

This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for additional information see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9608009

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