Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 1–2, pp 151–160 | Cite as

Response of a superconductor to a supercritical current pulse

  • Alfons Geier
  • Gerd Schön


We investigate the response of a one-dimensional homogeneous superconductor nearT c if a current larger than the maximum supercurrent is suddenly imposed. We determine the time dependence of the order parameter, the voltage, and the quasiparticle distribution function. The delay time between the switching on of the current and the time when the system becomes normal, which is marked by the appearance of a voltage, is determined. Good agreement with experimental results is found.


Distribution Function Delay Time Time Dependence Magnetic Material Current Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfons Geier
    • 1
  • Gerd Schön
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten MaterieUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheWest Germany

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