Disorder-enhanced superconductivity in a quasi-one-dimensional strongly correlated system

A. Lowe*, V. Kagalovsky, I. V. Yurkevich

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We perform an analytical and numerical study of a superconducting instability in quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) disordered systems. Modeling them as an array of Luttinger liquids with Josephson-type interchain coupling, we employed renormalization-group analysis with an extensive search for parameters that support superconductivity enhancement. We have found that this phenomenon is possible in the parameters range that support a latent disorder-driven phase transition between charge- and spin-density-wave phases. Our results may explain the experimental observation of disorder-enhanced superconductivity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033059
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021

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Funding: This work was supported by the Leverhulme Trust Grants No. RPG-2016-044 (IY) and No. RPG-2019-317 (AL, IY), and by MOST/MESU Grant No. 3-16430 (VK).


  • Charge density waves
  • Impurities in superconductors
  • Phase transitions
  • Spin wave density
  • Superconductivity
  • Superconducting phase transition


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