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Current-induced relaxation of charge imbalance in superconducting phase-slip centers

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Abstract

In superconductors with a relatively long inelastic scattering time, relaxation of charge imbalance generated in phase-slip centers will be dominated by elastic scattering in the presence of a supercurrent. The spatial dependence of the electrochemical potential is calculated. Important qualitative differences occur from the usual model of phase-slip centers, based on relaxation by inelastic scattering.

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Research supported by the Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie FOM.

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Stuivinga, M., Mooij, J.E. & Klapwijk, T.M. Current-induced relaxation of charge imbalance in superconducting phase-slip centers. J Low Temp Phys 46, 555–563 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00683917

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Material
  • Elastic Scattering
  • Spatial Dependence
  • Qualitative Difference
  • Inelastic Scattering