Point-like vortices and magnetization relaxation in layered superconductors

R. G. Mints*, I. B. Snapiro

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The energy of a point-like vortex is calculated for a layered superconductor with weak interlayer Josephson coupling. An energy barrier existing near the sample surface is found. The effect of the interlayer Josephson coupling on this barrier is considered. Magnetization relaxation due to thermally activated penetration of point-like vortices is considered. An initial avalanche-type decay of magnetization is predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 20 Apr 1993


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