Solution of Thin Film Magnetization Problems in Type-II Superconductivity

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A variational formulation and an efficient numerical method are derived for thin film critical-state problems. We use this method to solve problems for various film shapes with either the Bean or Kim current-voltage relation characterizing the superconducting material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-193
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Critical current
  • Numerical solution
  • Superconductivity
  • Thin film
  • Variational inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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