Title: Interface-potential approach to surface states in type-I superconductors
Authors: Blossey, R ×
Indekeu, Joseph #
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics vol:53 issue:13 pages:8599-8603
Abstract: We study inhomogeneous surface states in strongly type-I superconductors from the viewpoint of wetting phenomena. The interface-potential approach, known for fluids or magnets, is extended to superconductors. Within the Ginzburg-Landau theory we calculate an interface potential V(l), which describes the interaction between the surface and a parallel superconductor/normal (SC/N) interface, at separation l. Unlike for fluids or magnets, a quantum effect shows up in the form of V(I) for small l. Introducing an interface displacement model, we predict an S-shaped distortion of an inclined SC/N interface near the surface.
ISSN: 2469-9950
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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