Josephson junction between anisotropic superconductors

Roman G. Mints, Vladimir G. Kogan

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Sin-Gordon equation for Josephson junctions with arbitrary misaligned anisotropic banks is derived. As an application, the problem of Josephson vortices at twin planes of a Y-Ba-Cu-O-like material is considered. It is shown that for an arbitrary orientation of these vortices relative to the crystal axes of the banks, the junctions should experience a mechanical torque which is evaluated. This torque and its angular dependence may, in principle, be measured in small fields, since the flux penetration into twinned crystals begins with nucleation of Josephson vortices at twin planes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1399
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


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