Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 3–4, pp 275–286 | Cite as

Flux flow in type II superconducting wires in longitudinal magnetic fields

  • J. E. Nicholson
  • P. T. Sikora


The resistive behavior of a type II superconducting wire in the presence of a longitudinal applied magnetic field is studied. The experimental data obtained are compared with the predictions of a phenomenological model based on viscous flux flow. For appropriate surface conditions the model is in satisfactory qualitative agreement with observations. The problems involved in obtaining a numerical value for the flux flow resistivity from longitudinal field I–V data are discussed. Estimates of the flux flow resistivity are made and are shown to be in order-of-magnitude agreement with accepted values.


Experimental Data Magnetic Field Magnetic Material Surface Condition Qualitative Agreement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Nicholson
    • 1
  • P. T. Sikora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of OklahomaNorman

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