Document Type

Article

Date

2-2-2008

Embargo Period

10-20-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, disordered systems and neural networks, superconductivity

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

Extended systems driven through strong disorder are modeled generically using coarse-grained degrees of freedom that interact elastically in the directions parallel to the driving force and that slip along at least one of the directions transverse to the motion. A realization of such a model is a collection of elastic channels with transverse viscous couplings. In the infinite range limit this model has a tricritical point separating a region where the depinning is continuous, in the universality class of elastic depinning, from a region where depinning is hysteretic. Many of the collective transport models discussed in the literature are special cases of the generic model.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for furthur information see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0302275

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