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Volume 83, Number 6, September 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||09 September 2008|
Flux pattern instability in a strongly anisotropic type-II superconducting slab
Department of Physics, Institute of Superconductivity, Bar-Ilan University - Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 July 2008
The thermomagnetic stability of the Bean critical state in an anisotropic type-II superconducting slab is studied theoretically. It is predicted that in a strongly anisotropic superconducting slab the non-uniform, fingering-type instability appears as readily as in superconducting films. In particular, the fingering instability emerges for extremely low ramping rates of the external magnetic field.
PACS: 74.20.De – Phenomenological theories (two-fluid, Ginzburg-Landau, etc.) / 74.25.Ha – Magnetic properties / 74.25.Qt – Vortex lattices, flux pinning, flux creep
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