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Title: Dynamics of resistive state in thin superconducting channels
Authors: Baranov, V.V.
Balanov, Alexander G.
Kabanov, V.V.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © The American Physical Society
Citation: BARANOV, V.V., BALANOV, A.G. and KABANOV, V.V., 2013. Dynamics of resistive state in thin superconducting channels. Physical Review B, 87 (17), 174516.
Abstract: We study theoretically how the dynamics of the resistive state in narrow superconducting channels shunted by an external resistor depends on channel's length L, the applied current j, and parameter u characterizing the penetration depth of the electric field in nonequilibrium superconductors. We show that changing u dramatically affects both the behavior of the current-voltage characteristics of the superconducting channels and the dynamics of their order parameter. Previously, it was demonstrated that when u is less than the critical value uc1, which does not depend on L, the phase slip centers appear simultaneously at different spots of the channel. Herewith, for u>uc1 these centers arise consecutively at the same place. In our work we demonstrate that there is another critical value for u. Actually, if u does not exceed a certain value uc2, which depends on L, the current-voltage characteristic exhibits the step-like behavior. However, for u>uc2 it becomes hysteretic. In this case, with increase of j the steady state, which corresponds to the time-independent distribution of the order parameter along the channel, losses its stability at switching current value jsw, and time-periodic oscillations of both the order parameter and electric field occur in the channel. As j sweeps down, the periodic dynamics ceases at certain retrapping current value jr<jsw. Shunting the channel by a resistor increases the value of jr, while jsw remains unchanged. Thus, for some high-enough conductivity of the shunt, jr and jsw eventually coincide, and the hysteretic loop disappears. We reveal dynamical regimes involved in the hysteresis and discuss the bifurcation transitions between them.
Description: This article was published in the journal Physical Review B [© The American Physical Society]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.174516
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.174516
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12975
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.174516
ISSN: 1098-0121
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