## Current-Voltage Characteristics of Two-Dimensional Vortex Glass
Models

R.A. Hyman
M. Wallin,
M.P.A. Fisher,
S. M. Girvin
and
A.P. Young

Phys. Rev. B **51**, 15304 (1995).
**Abstract**

We have performed Monte Carlo simulations to determine
current--voltage characteristics of two vortex glass models in two
dimensions. Our results confirm earlier studies which concluded
that there is a zero temperature transition. Additionally we find that,
as the temperature approaches zero, the linear resistance vanishes
exponentially, and the current
scale,
$J_{nl}$, where non-linearities appear in the current--voltage characteristics,
varies roughly as $T^3$. This result is quite different from the prediction
of
conventional flux creep theory in which $J_{nl} \sim T$.
The results for the two models agree quite well with each other,
and also agree fairly well
with recent experiments on very thin films of YBCO.

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