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Motion of vortices in type II superconductors

By S. J. Chapman and Giles Richardson

Abstract

The methods of formal asymptotics are used to examine the behaviour of a system of curvilinear vortices in a type II superconductor as the thickness of the vortex cores tends to zero. The vortices then appear as singularities in the field equation and are analagous to line vortices in inviscid hydrodynamics. A local analysis near each vortex core gives an equation of motion governing the evolution of these singularities

Topics: Partial differential equations, Optics, electromagnetic theory
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1137/S0036139994263872
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:598/core69

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