Nucleation and growth of the normal phase in thin superconducting strips

I. Aranson, B. Ya Shapiro, V. Vinokur

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We investigated the kinetics of normal phase nucleation and flux line condensation in the type-II superconductors by numerical study of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation. We have shown that under a sufficient transport current the normal phase nucleates in superconducting strips in the form of the macroscopic droplets having multiple topological charge. We discussed the stability and dynamics of the droplets. We have found that pinning suppresses the droplet formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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