Surface and vortex structures in noncentrosymmetric superconductors under applied magnetic fields

Masatosi Oka, Masanori Ichioka, Kazushige Machida

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Abstract

We investigate how the macroscopic spatial structure of broken inversion symmetry manifests in noncentrosymmetric superconductors, by the microscopic broken inversion symmetry of the crystal structure. Based on the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory including the Pauli paramagnetic effect and the Rashba interaction, we demonstrate that the centrosymmetric structures of the internal field and the screening current are broken macroscopically. The flow structure of paramagnetic supercurrent spontaneously induces the flux flow without applying external currents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214509
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume73
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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