Physical mechanism of the surface transition
University of Illinois, Department of Physics 1110 W. Green St.,
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 November 2001
We discuss the basic physical mechanism of the surface transition. Using the first-order perturbation theory, we show that the mid-gap states drive the transition. We present various order-of-magnitude estimates and consistency checks that support this picture.
PACS: 74.50.+r – Proximity effects, weak links, tunneling phenomena, and Josephson effects / 74.25.Bt – Thermodynamic properties / 74.20.-z – Theories and models of superconducting state
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