Giant and multivortex states in mesoscopic superconducting disks
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Physica: C: superconductivity. - Amsterdam
, p. 132-135
University of Antwerp
Transitions between different multivortex states and transitions between multivortex states and giant vortex states are observed in mesoscopic superconducting disks using the multiple-small-tunnel-junction method. These results are compared to theoretical calculations within the framework of the nonlinear Ginzburg-Landau theory. We find a good qualitative agreement between the theoretical and experimental results, when we assume that a small defect is present near the center of the experimental sample. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.