"Hall conductivity dominated by fluctuations near the superconducting transition in disordered thin films"

Nicholas P. Breznay: Karen Michaeli, Konstantin S. Tikhonov, Alexander M. Finkel'stein, Mihir Tendulkar, and Aharon Kapitulnik; Phys. Rev. B, 07/13/12.

Additional Authors: Karen Michaeli, Konstantin S. Tikhonov, Alexander M. Finkel'stein, Mihir Tendulkar, and Aharon Kapitulnik

Abstract:

We have studied the Hall effect in superconducting tantalum nitride films. We find a large contribution to the Hall conductivity near the superconducting transition, which we can track to temperatures well above Tc and magnetic fields well above the upper critical field Hc2(0). This contribution arises from Aslamazov-Larkin superconducting fluctuations, and we find quantitative agreement between our data and recent theoretical analysis based on time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory.