The Abrikosov Vortex Lattice: Its Discovery and Impact

  • R. P. HuebenerEmail author
Review Paper


Following some prehistory, we discuss the steps leading to the Abrikosov vortex lattice and type-II superconductivity. Dissipation due to flux flow and flux creep represented an important discovery and leads to the strong interest in magnetic flux pinning. High-temperature superconductors and pancake vortices started the new concepts of vortex matter. Nonlinear effects at high vortex velocities, flux-flow instabilities, and some resulting open questions are discussed.


Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect Gorter-Casimir theory Abrikosov vortex lattice Flux flow Flux creep High-temperature superconductors Pancake vortices Caroli-de Gennes-Matricon theory Minibands 


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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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