Creation of Long Living Vortex-Antivortex Matter by Laser Pulse

M. Ghinovker, I. Shapiro, B. Ya Shapiro

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Relaxational dynamics of the supercooled normal domain with magnetic flux inside in a type-II superconductor is considered. It is shown numerically that the restoration of superconductivity is accompanied by explosive nucleation of topological vortices and antivortices. On a longer time scale some of them can survive being trapped by the pinning centers. Such a phase consisting of Abrikosov vortices and antivortices can live for a macroscopically long time. A week external magnetic field causes the antivortices to leave the sample, thus increasing the magnetic flux inside.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1999


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