Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 63–68 | Cite as

Stabilization of toroidal Abrikosov vortex in a nonuniform superconductor

  • V. A. Kozlov
  • A. V. Samokhvalov


The possibility of existence of stable closed Abrikosov vortices of small size in nonuniform type-II superconductors is shown. These compact magnetic structures localize in all three dimensions and interact weakly with the external magnetic environment. The closed vortex is stabilized near the cylindrical interface between two superconductors with different magnetic field penetration depths. The size of the closed vortices can be small enough compared with the penetration depth.

Key words

London model closed Abrikosov vortex compact magnetic structure nonuniform type-II superconductor pinning 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Kozlov
    • 1
  • A. V. Samokhvalov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of ScienceNizhny NovgorodRussia

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