Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 47, Issue 3–4, pp 223–232 | Cite as

On the nature of inhomogeneous states in superconducting junctions

  • B. I. Ivlev
  • N. B. Kopnin


A superconducting structure which arises in a superconducting film under a strong injection of a current through a tunnel junction is considered. If the current density in the film exceeds the critical Ginzburg-Landau value, an inhomogeneous resistive state with phase-slip centers can arise in it. This state is characterized by the presence of regions with different chemical potentials of the Cooper pairs. These shifts of the pair chemical potential and the nonuniform structure of the order parameter may account for the so-called multigap states which have been observed experimentally.


Magnetic Material Resistive State Cooper Pair Tunnel Junction Inhomogeneous State 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. I. Ivlev
    • 1
  • N. B. Kopnin
    • 1
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcademy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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