Ginzburg-Landau theory of shear moduli in anisotropic superconductors

K. G. Petzinger, Blair Tuttle

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Using Ginzburg-Landau theory within a tensor-effective-mass approximation, we calculate the angular dependence of the shear moduli of uniaxial superconductors such as the high-temperature superconductors. When expressed as a function of the reduced magnetic field, our results are consistent with those using a London approximation at zero wave vector. Our calculations are generalized to finite wave vector, and also suggest that shear-modulus renormalization is universal for arbitrary magnetic fields, in the large κ limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2909-2912
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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