Abstract

In the quantum-electrodynamic theory of vortex motions in type-II superconductors, the energy stored in the electric field must be added to the conventional energy in the magnetic field. The resulting quantum-electrodynamic Hamiltonian produces the appropriate quantum vortex dynamics. The implications of the theory for vortex-induced irreversibility in type-II superconductors are also explored.

Notes

Originally published in Physical Review B 46, 1102-1106 (1992). doi 10.1103/PhysRevB46.1102 (http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB46.1102).

Keywords

quantum electrodynamic theory, vortex induced irreversibility, Hamiltonian

Subject Categories

Quantum electrodynamics, Superconductors, Oscillations, Vortex-motion, Magnetic fields

Disciplines

Electromagnetics and photonics

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

7-1-1992

Rights Information

Copyright 1992 American Physical Society

Rights Holder

American Physical Society

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