Vortex dynamics in asymmetric superconducting networks

M. Kato, O. Sato, M. Hayashi, H. Ebisawa, T. Koyama, M. Machida, T. Ishida

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Solving the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation with the finite element method, we discussed the vortex dynamics in superconducting networks. We show that in the asymmetric networks, the current driven vortex dynamics becomes asymmetric, and therefore rectifying the vortex motion may be possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1253
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number15-20
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Nano-scale superconductors
  • Superconducting networks
  • Time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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