We provide a microscopic-level derivation of earlier results showing that in the critical vicinity of the superconductor-to-insulator transition (SIT), disorder and localization become negligible and the structure of the emergent phases is determined by topological effects arising from the competition between two quantum orders, superconductivity and superinsulation. We find that around the critical point the ground state is a composite incompressible quantum fluid of Cooper pairs and vortices coexisting with an intertwined Wigner crystal comprising the excesses of both types of excitations with respect to integer filling.

Superconductor-insulator transition in the absence of disorder

Diamantini, M. C.;
2021

Abstract

We provide a microscopic-level derivation of earlier results showing that in the critical vicinity of the superconductor-to-insulator transition (SIT), disorder and localization become negligible and the structure of the emergent phases is determined by topological effects arising from the competition between two quantum orders, superconductivity and superinsulation. We find that around the critical point the ground state is a composite incompressible quantum fluid of Cooper pairs and vortices coexisting with an intertwined Wigner crystal comprising the excesses of both types of excitations with respect to integer filling.
2021
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