Analysis on the stability of Josephson vortices at tricrystal boundaries: A 3φ0/2-flux case

H. Susanto, Stephanus A. van Gils, A. Doelman, G. Derks

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Abstract

We consider Josephson vortices at tricrystal boundaries. We discuss the specific case of a tricrystal boundary with a $\pi$ junction as one of the three arms. It is recently shown that the static system admits an $(n+ 1/2)\phi_0$ flux, $n=0,1,2$ [Phys. Rev. B 61, 9122 (2000)]. Here we present an analysis to calculate the linear stability of the admitted states. In particular, we calculate the stability of a $3\phi_0$/2 flux. This state is of interest, since energetically this state is preferable for some combinations of Josephson lengths, but we show that in general it is linearly unstable. Finally, we propose a system that can have a stable $(n+ 1/2)\phi_0$ state.
Original languageUndefined
Article number10.1103/PhysRevB.69.212503
Pages (from-to)212503
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Volume69
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Mathematical analysis
  • EWI-13975
  • METIS-218128
  • IR-68242

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Analysis on the stability of Josephson vortices at tricrystal boundaries: A 3φ0/2-flux case. / Susanto, H.; van Gils, Stephanus A.; Doelman, A.; Derks, G.

In: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), Vol. 69, No. 21, 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.212503, 2004, p. 212503.

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