Critical fields and devil's staircase in superconducting ladders

Richard T. Giles, F. V. Kusmartsev

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We have used an intuitively simple method to determine the interaction between vortices and ground state for both a ladder array of Josephson junctions and a ladder of thin superconducting wires. The results are easily extended to cover the more complicated case of a Kagomé ladder.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1850-1851
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART II
StatePublished - 2000


  • Critical field
  • Devil's staircase
  • Josephson effect
  • Superconducting ladders
  • XY model


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