Theory of pairing symmetry inside the Arikosov vortex core

Takehito Yokoyama, Yukio Tanaka, Alexandre Avraamovitch Golubov

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We show that the Cooper pair wave function at the center of an Abrikosov vortex with vorticity m has a different parity with respect to frequency from that in the bulk if m is an odd number, while it has the same parity if m is an even number. As a result, in a conventional vortex with m=1, the local density of states at the Fermi energy has a maximum minimum at the center of the vortex core in an even odd- frequency superconductor. We propose a scanning tunneling microscope experiment using a superconducting tip to explore odd-frequency superconductivity.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)012508-
JournalPhysical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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  • IR-59239

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