Magnetic instabilities in hard superconductors

R. G. Mints, A. L. Rakhmanov

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This review treats magnetic instabilities in hard and combined Type II superconductors. We give and discuss in detail the criteria for stability of the critical state with respect to magnetic-flux jumps. We study the effect of magnetic and thermal diffusion, as well as that of the structure of a combined superconductor, on the magnetic-field value for a flux jump. The theoretical results are compared with the existing experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-263
Number of pages15
JournalSoviet Physics - Uspekhi
Issue number3
StatePublished - 31 Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes


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