Freezing transition of the vortex liquid in a layered superconductor
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
169 - 174
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The self-consistent theory of Singwi, Tosi, Land, and Sjolander is used to describe the liquid-solid phase in a layered superconductor in the limit of weak interplane correlation effects as would be applicable to BSCCO materials. We calculate the local-field corrections, static structure factor, and pair correlation function and compare our results with other methods. The Hansen-Verlet criterion is used to estimate the freezing temperature of the vortex system.