Buckling instability in type-II superconductors with strong pinning

R. Mints, E. Brandt

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We predict a buckling instability in the critical state of thin type-II superconductors with strong pinning. This elastic instability appears in high perpendicular magnetic fields and may cause an almost periodic series of flux jumps visible in the magnetization curve. As an illustration we apply the obtained criteria to a long rectangular strip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11700-11703
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2000


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