Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 2435–2446 | Cite as

Supercurrent Flow Through the Network of Spin-Vortices in Cuprates

  • Hiroyasu KoizumiEmail author
  • Akira Okazaki
  • Michel Abou Ghantous
  • Masashi Tachiki
Original Paper


We propose a novel supercurrent generation mechanism in the cuprate. The supercurrent is generated as a collection of the spin-vortex-induced loop currents created with the doped holes at their centers. A quartet of the spin-vortices with width 4a (a is the lattice constant of the CuO2 plane) is the stable unit of the spin-vortices, and an assembly of them creates a network channel for the supercurrent flow. A macroscopic supercurrent flows when they cover the whole CuO2 plane. The Ginzburg-Landau macroscopic wave function formalism is also derived from the present supercurrent generation mechanism.


Cuprate Spin-vortex Spin-vortex-induced loop currents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyasu Koizumi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akira Okazaki
    • 1
  • Michel Abou Ghantous
    • 2
  • Masashi Tachiki
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Materials ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTexas A & M University at Qatar, Education CityDohaQatar
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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