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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Date: Sep 22, 2009
Title: "Electron Heating Effects in Disordered Insulators."
Speaker: Dr. Vikram Tripathi
Reference: (1) T. I. Baturina et al. PRL 99, 257003 (2007), (2) M. Ovadia et al. PRL 102, 176802 (2009), (3) B. L. Altshuler et al. PRL 102, 176803 (2009)
Abstract: I will discuss the recent proposal of a "superinsulator" phase of dirty superconductors and its simple physical explanation as a bistability caused by electron overheating.