Publication
Title
Enhanced stability of vortex-antivortex states in two-component mesoscopic superconductors
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Abstract
Using the Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory, we calculate the stability of sample symmetry-induced vortex-antivortex molecules in a mesoscopic superconducting bilayer exposed to a homogeneous magnetic field. We demonstrate the conditions under which the two condensates cooperatively broaden the field-temperature stability range of the composite (joint) vortex-antivortex state. In cases when such broadening is not achieved, a reentrance of the vortex-antivortex state is found at lower temperatures. In a large portion of the phase diagram noncomposite states are possible, in which the antivortex is present in only one of the layers. In this case, we demonstrate that the vortex-antivortex molecule in one of the layers can be pinned and enlarged by interaction with a vortex molecule in the other. Using analogies in the respective GL formalisms, we map our findings for the bilayer onto mesoscopic two-band superconductors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2013
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
87:2(2013), p. 1-8
Article Reference
024501
ISI
000313029800003
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 01.11.2017
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