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Title
Vortical versus skyrmionic states in mesoscopic p-wave superconductors
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Abstract
We investigate the superconducting states that arise as a consequence of mesoscopic confinement and a multicomponent order parameter in the Ginzburg-Landau model for p-wave superconductivity. Conventional vortices, but also half-quantum vortices and skyrmions, are found as the applied magnetic field and the anisotropy parameters of the Fermi surface are varied. The solutions are well differentiated by a topological charge that for skyrmions is given by the Hopf invariant and for vortices by the circulation of the superconducting velocity. We revealed several unique states combining vortices and skyrmions, their possible reconfiguration with varied magnetic field, as well as temporal and field-induced transitions between vortical and skyrmionic states.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review B / American Physical Society. - New York, N.Y, 2016, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y : American Physical Society, 2016
ISSN
2469-9969 [online]
2469-9950 [print]
Volume/pages
93:1(2016), 13 p.
Article Reference
014518
ISI
000369217400004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 10.03.2016
Last edited 01.08.2017
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