Critical field of a superconductornormal-metalsuperconductor junction

D. F. Cowen, M. I. Hartzell, M. P. Zaitlin, W. E. Lawrence

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We have computed the lower critical field Hc1 of a superconductornormal- metalsuperconductor sandwich as a function of normal-metal thickness. The Ginzburg-Landau free-energy functional is minimized by varying the order parameter while computing the magnetic field exactly by numerical means. Good agreement with Pb-Cd sandwiches is found with no adjustable parameters. Comparison is also made with a previous calculation of Hc1 for the large-thickness limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1194-1199
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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