Splinter vortices at inhomogeneous asymmetric grain boundaries in YBCO films

R. G. Mints, Ilya Papiashvili

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Abstract

We consider both analytically and numerically the effect of inhomogeneity of Josephson properties of grain boundaries in YBCO thin films on unquantized (splinter) vortices. It is shown that in general a smooth inhomogeneity breaks the complementarity condition φ120 relating magnetic fluxes φ1 and φ2 carried by adjacent splinter vortices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume403
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2004

Keywords

  • Grain boundaries
  • Vortices
  • YBCO

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