Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 84, Issue 5–6, pp 289–299 | Cite as

Dissipative states in a current-carrying superconducting film

  • Andreas Weber
  • Lorenz Kramer
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Abstract

The system of the generalized time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equations (GTDGLE) describing dirty superconductors nearT c is solved numerically for a thin quasi-two-dimensional, current-carrying layer. In a certain current range one has superconducting states with dissipation which should lead to a step structure in the current voltage characteristic as observed in experiments.1 Depending on the parameters one either has phase slip line (PSL) solutions, which are the two-dimensional analogs of the one-dimensional phase slips (PSCs) or vortex street (VS) solutions, where vortices which are nucleated spontaneously in pairs move perpendicular to the direction of the current. We discuss the range of stable existence of these states and transitions between different states.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Weber
    • 1
  • Lorenz Kramer
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut der Universität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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