Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 5–6, pp 555–563 | Cite as

Current-induced relaxation of charge imbalance in superconducting phase-slip centers

  • M. Stuivinga
  • J. E. Mooij
  • T. M. Klapwijk
Article

Abstract

In superconductors with a relatively long inelastic scattering time, relaxation of charge imbalance generated in phase-slip centers will be dominated by elastic scattering in the presence of a supercurrent. The spatial dependence of the electrochemical potential is calculated. Important qualitative differences occur from the usual model of phase-slip centers, based on relaxation by inelastic scattering.

Keywords

Magnetic Material Elastic Scattering Spatial Dependence Qualitative Difference Inelastic Scattering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stuivinga
    • 1
  • J. E. Mooij
    • 1
  • T. M. Klapwijk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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