We propose a generalized London theory that can correctly describe the longitudinal and transverse responses of conventional superconductors to an electromagnetic field. The continuity equation is satisfied by use of a special gauge for the scalar and vector potentials. Our phenomenological theory provides a simple example of the Anderson-Higgs mechanism.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics