Thermodynamically stable vortex states in superconducting nanowires

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

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We develop a new condensed matter theory of the formation of thermodynamically stable vortex structures in quantum nanowires. We write down the Gibbs free energy functional for the systems and we minimise the free energy to obtain the optimal position of vortices for different applied fields and temperatures. We also study the nucleation of vortices in, and their escape from, the nanostructural superconductors.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationCondensed Matter Theories
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789814340793
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Ginzburg-Landau theory
  • Nanowires
  • Quantized vortices
  • Surface superconductivity


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