Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 818–823 | Cite as

Structure of the superconducting state of superconductors near the critical field Hc2 for values of the Ginzburg-Landau parameter kclose to unity

  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov


It is shown that near the transition temperature Tc the coefficients of the second and third terms in the expansion of the free energy in powers of Hc2B (B is the magnetic field induction inside the superconductor) go to zero simultaneously for a value of κ=1 for the Ginzburg-Landau parameter. Thereby the structure of the mixed state near Hc2 for a value of the parameter κ close to unity is determined by the temperature correction to the coefficient for the third power and the coefficient for the fourth power in the expansion of the free energy in powers of Hc2B. The values of these coefficients depend on the type of vortex lattice.


Spectroscopy Magnetic Field Vortex Free Energy State Physics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov
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  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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