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Title: Shape waves in 2D Josephson junctions: exact solutions and time dilation
Authors: Gulevich, Dmitry R.
Kusmartsev, F.V.
Savel'ev, Sergey
Yampol'skii, V.A.
Nori, Franco
Keywords: Tunnel-junctions
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © American Physical Society
Citation: GULEVICH, D.R. ... et al, 2008. Shape waves in 2D Josephson junctions: exact solutions and time dilation. Physical Review Letters, 101 (127002), 4pp.
Abstract: We predict a new class of excitations propagating along a Josephson vortex in two-dimensional Josephson junctions. These excitations are associated with the distortion of a Josephson vortex line and have an analogy with shear waves in solid mechanics. Their shapes can have an arbitrary profile, which is retained when propagating. We derive a universal analytical expression for the energy of arbitrary shape excitations, investigate their influence on the dynamics of a vortex line, and discuss conditions where such excitations can be created. Finally, we show that such excitations play the role of a clock for a relativistically moving Josephson vortex and suggest an experiment to measure a time dilation effect analogous to that in special relativity.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.127002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12763
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.127002
ISSN: 0031-9007
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