Current-induced cutting and recombination of magnetic superconducting vortex loops in mesoscopic superconductor-ferromagnet heterostructures

Golibjon Berdiyorov, M. M. Doria, A. R De C Romaguera, M. V. Milošević, E. H. Brandt, F. M. Peeters

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Vortex loops are generated by the inhomogeneous stray field of a magnetic dipole on top of a current-carrying mesoscopic superconductor. Cutting and recombination processes unfold under the applied drive, resulting in periodic voltage oscillations across the sample. We show that a direct and detectable consequence of the cutting and recombination of these vortex loops in the present setup is the onset of vortices at surfaces where they were absent prior to the application of the external current. The nonlinear dynamics of vortex loops is studied within the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau theory to describe the profound three-dimensional features of their time evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184508
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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