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Title: Current induced decomposition of Abrikosov vortices in p-n layered superconductors and heterostructures
Authors: Rakhmanov, Alexander L.
Savel'ev, Sergey
Kusmartsev, F.V.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © American Physical Society
Citation: RAKHMANOV, A.L., SAVEL'EV, S. and KUSMARTSEV, F.V., 2008. Current induced decomposition of Abrikosov vortices in p-n layered superconductors and heterostructures. Physical Review Letters, 101 (19), 197002, 4pp.
Abstract: We describe the decomposition of Abrikosov vortices into decoupled pancake vortices in superconductors having both electron and hole charge carriers. We estimate the critical current of such a decomposition, at which a superconducting-normal state transition occurs, and find that it is very sensitive to the magnetic field and temperature. The effect can be observed in recently synthesized self-doped high-Tc layered superconductors with electrons and holes coexisting in different Cu-O planes and in artificial p-n superconductor heterostructures. The sensitivity of the critical current to a magnetic field may be used for sensors and detectors of a magnetic field, which can be built up from the superconductor heterostructures.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Physical Review Letters [© American Physical Society].
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.197002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12724
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.197002
ISSN: 0031-9007
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