Macroscopic manifestations of broken inversion symmetry in noncentrosymmetric superconductors with applied magnetic field

Masatosi Oka, Masanori Ichioka, Kazushige Machida

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    Abstract

    We numerically investigate paramagnetic properties in noncentrosymmetric superconductors under applied magnetic fields, based on the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory including the Pauli paramagnetic effect and the Rashba interaction. When an applied field is perpendicular to the polar axis, the paramagnetic effect breaks centrosymmetry in the Meissner state and cylindrical symmetry in the vortices, as macroscopic manifestations of broken inversion symmetry in the spatial structures of the screening current and the penetrating field. The paramagnetic supercurrent exists even at the vortex center by their asymmetric properties, therefore the flux flow is spontaneously induced without applying external currents.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)575-577
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
    Volume310
    Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

    Keywords

    • CePt Si
    • Unconventional superconductivity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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