We first review evidence for the Cooper pair insulator (CPI) phase in amorphous nanohoneycomb (NHC) films. We then extend our analysis of superconducting islands induced by film thickness variations in NHC films to examine the evolution of island sizes through the magnetic field-driven SIT. Finally, using the islanding picture, we present a plausible model for the appearance and behavior of the CPI phase in amorphous NHC films.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
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S. M. Hollen and J. M. Valles, ‘Cooper pair islanding model of insulating nanohoneycomb films’, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 376, p. 012002, Jul. 2012.