Generation of vortices in superconducting disks

W. M. Wu, M. B. Sobnack, F. V. Kusmartsev

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We study the nucleation of vortices in a thin mesoscopic superconducting disk and stable configurations of vortices as a function of the disk size, the applied magnetic field H and finite temperature T. We also investigate the stability of different vortex states inside the disk. Further, we compare the predictions from Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory and London theory - the GL equations take the superconducting density into account, but the London equations do not. Our simulations from both theories show similar vortex states. As more vortices are generated, more superconducting regions will be destoryed. The GL Equations consider this effect and provide a more accurate estimate.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)4338-4344
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number20-21
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2009


  • Anti-vortices
  • Ginzburg-Landau
  • London
  • Mesoscopic
  • Vortices


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