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Title: Giant vortices, rings of vortices, and reentrant behavior in type-1.5 superconductors
Authors: Dao, Vu Hung ×
Chibotaru, Liviu
Nishio, T
Moshchalkov, Victor #
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2011
Publisher: Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics vol:83 issue:2
Article number: 020503
Abstract: We predict that in a bulk type-1.5 superconductor, the competing magnetic responses of the two components
of the order parameter can result in group-stabilized giant vortices and individual rings of vortices in the absence
of any extrinsic pinning or confinement mechanism. We also determine within the Ginzburg-Landau theory a
condition for the robustness of type 1.5 in the vicinity of the critical temperature, and we find a rich phase diagram
with successions of behaviors such as type 1→type 1.5→type 2→type 1.5 when temperature decreases.
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ISSN: 1098-0121
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Quantum Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Section
Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
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