Publication
Title
The guidance of vortex-antivortex pairs by in-plane magnetic dipoles in a superconducting finite-size film
Author
Abstract
The possibility of manipulating vortex matter by using various artificial pinning arrays is of significant importance for possible applications in nano and micro fluxonics devices. By numerically solving the time-dependent GinzburgLandau equations, we study the vortexantivortex (vav) dynamics in a hybrid structure consisting of a finite-size superconductor with magnetic dipoles on top which generate vav pairs in the presence of an external current. The vav dynamics is analyzed for different arrangements and magnetic moments of the dipoles, as a function of angle α between the direction of the magnetic dipole and that of the Lorentz force produced by the applied current. The interplay of the attractive interaction between a vav pair and the Lorentz force leads either to the separation of (anti)vortices and their motion in opposite directions or to their annihilation. We found a critical angle αc, below which vortices and antivortices are repelled, while for larger angles they annihilate. In case of a single (few) magnetic dipole(s), this magnetic dipole induced vav guidance is influenced by the self-interaction of the vav pairs with their images in a finite-size sample, while for a periodic array of dipoles the guidance is determined by the interaction of a vav pair with other dipoles and vav pairs created by them. This effect is tunable through the external current and the magnetization and size of the magnetic dipoles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Superconductor science and technology. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2011
ISSN
0953-2048
Volume/pages
24:2(2011), p. 024014,1-024014,8
Article Reference
024014
ISI
000286379900015
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.05.2011
Last edited 22.11.2017
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