Hot spot in type-II superconductors: Dynamics and instabilities

Boris Shapiro, Golan Bel, Baruch Rosenstein, Irina Shapiro

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The relaxation dynamics of a quenched normal spot in type-II superconductor is considered analytically and numerically. Various instabilities accompanying recovery of superconductivity are considered. Relaxation of the normal spot starts with appearance of a microscopic instability triggering the creation of the vortex clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1 May 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the third European Conference on Vortex Matter - Crete, Greece
Duration: 20 Sep 200328 Sep 2003


  • Fast phase transition
  • Flux instability
  • Vortex nucleation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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