Kinematic vortex-antivortex lines in strongly driven superconducting stripes

G. R. Berdiyorov, M. V. Milošević, F. M. Peeters

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Citations (Scopus)


In the framework of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau formalism, we study the "resistive" state of a submicron superconducting stripe in the presence of a longitudinal current. Sufficiently strong current leads to phase slippage between the leads, which is manifested as oppositely charged kinematic vortices moving in opposite directions perpendicular to applied drive. Depending on the distribution of superconducting current density the vortex-antivortex either nucleate in the middle of the stripe and are expelled laterally or enter on opposite sides of the sample and are driven together to annihilation. We distinguish between the two scenarios as a function of relevant parameters and show how the creation/annihilation point of the vortex-antivortex and their individual velocity can be manipulated by applied magnetic field and current.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184506
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this