Initiation of traveling normal domains in large composite superconductors

V. S. Kovner*, Raz Kupferman, R. G. Mints

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We consider the initiating energy for traveling normal domains in large composite superconductors. We perform numerical simulations of normal zone initiation using the effective circuit model. The initiating energy is obtained as a function of transport current and four dimensionless parameters characterizing the composite and cooling conditions. We suggest an analytical expression determining the initiating energy for the traveling normal domains in the region of parameters of practical interest.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3087-3091
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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