Title
Distinct magnetic signatures of fractional vortex configurations in multiband superconductorsDistinct magnetic signatures of fractional vortex configurations in multiband superconductors
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Research group
Condensed Matter Theory
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. :American Institute of Physics,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Volume/pages
105(2014):23, 5 p.
ISSN
0003-6951
1077-3118
0003-6951
Article Reference
232601
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Vortices carrying fractions of a flux quantum are predicted to exist in multiband superconductors, where vortex core can split between multiple band-specific components of the superconducting condensate. Using the two-component Ginzburg-Landau model, we examine such vortex configurations in a two-band superconducting slab in parallel magnetic field. The fractional vortices appear due to the band-selective vortex penetration caused by different thresholds for vortex entry within each band-condensate, and stabilize near the edges of the sample. We show that the resulting fractional vortex configurations leave distinct fingerprints in the static measurements of the magnetization, as well as in ac dynamic measurements of the magnetic susceptibility, both of which can be readily used for the detection of these fascinating vortex states in several existing multiband superconductors. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
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