Publication
Title
Extended Ginzburg-Landau formalism for two-band superconductors
Author
Abstract
Recent observation of unusual vortex patterns in MgB2 single crystals raised speculations about possible type-1.5 superconductivity in two-band materials, mixing the properties of both type-I and type-II superconductors. However, the strict application of the standard two-band Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory results in simply proportional order parameters of the two bandsand does not support the type-1.5 behavior. Here we derive the extended GL formalism (accounting all terms of the next order over the small τ=1-T/Tc parameter) for a two-band clean s-wave superconductor and show that the two condensates generally have different spatial scales, with the difference disappearing only in the limit T→Tc. The extended version of the two-band GL formalism improves the validity of GL theory below Tc and suggests revisiting the earlier calculations based on the standard model.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
106:4(2011), p. 047005,1-047005,4
Article Reference
047005
ISI
000286734100010
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Research group
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Affiliation
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Web of Science
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Creation 09.04.2011
Last edited 18.10.2017
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