Magnetic field distribution due to domain walls in unconventional superconductors

N. A. Logoboy

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Steady-state properties of 18 0{ring operator} Bloch domain walls (DWs) in superconducting ferromagnets (SCFMs) are studied. The distribution of the magnetic field above and below the surface of the SCFM due to the permanent magnetization supercurrent flowing in the DW plane is calculated by solving Maxwell equations supplemented by the London equation. It is shown that part of the magnetic flux of the two neighboring domains closes in the nearest vicinity of the surface of the sample, giving rise to a decline in the direction of the field from the parallel to the DW plane. As a result, the value of the normal component of the magnetic field at the surface of the sample reaches only half of the value of the bulk magnetic flux. At distances greater than the London penetration depth, the magnetic field decreases as an inverse power law due to the long-range character of the dipole-dipole interaction. The last two circumstances are important for comparing the calculated magnetic field with data obtained by using methods based on measuring the normal component of magnetic field, aiming to confirm the existence of the magnetic order parameter in unconventional superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Stimulating and inspiring discussions with professor E.B. Sonin are highly appreciated. The author acknowledges Dr K. Hasselbach for very valuable discussions. The author is also indebted to the referees for constructive criticism and proposals. This work has been supported by a grant from the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


  • A. Magnetically ordered materials
  • A. Superconductors


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