Answers and questions on path integrals for superconductivity in a wedgeAnswers and questions on path integrals for superconductivity in a wedge
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Theory of quantum systems and complex systems
Department of Physics
Singapore :World Scientific, 2008[*]2008
Path integrals: new trends and perspectives: proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Path Integrals, September 23-28, 2007, Dresden, Germany / Janke, W. [edit.]; et al. [edit.]
University of Antwerp
Some time ago, DeWitt-Morette(1) et al. discussed the problem of the propagation of radiation or particles in the presence of a wedge. Their treatment includes path integral solutions of the wedge problem with Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions for various situations. Recently, the superconducting phase in a wedge has gained increasing interest. The linearized Ginzburg-Landau equation for the order parameter is formally similar to the Schrodinger equation. But the conditions of no normal current at the boundary pose very specific problems, which are discussed in the present paper.