Dynamical instability of the flux front in type-II superconductors

F. Bass, B. Ya Shapiro, M. Shvartser

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It is shown that a plane front of magnetic flux entering into a type-II superconductor manifests an instability. This instability is caused by the positive feedback between the front heating and vortex flux diffusion in the superconductor. The instability gives rise to a spatially inhomogeneous flux state in the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1997


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