Document Type

Article

Date

12-23-1999

Embargo Period

10-20-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, superconductivity, chaotic dynamics

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We have investigated the mean field dynamics of an overdamped viscoelastic medium driven through quenched disorder. The model introduced incorporates coexistence of pinned and sliding degrees of freedom and can exhibit continuous elastic depinning or first order hysteretic depinning. Numerical simulations indicate mean field instabilities that correspond to macroscopic stick-slip events and lead to premature switching. The model is relevant for the dynamics of driven vortex arrays in superconductors and other extended disordered systems.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more information see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9912461

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