Paramagnetic Meissner Effect in Mesoscopic Superconductors

  • J. J. Palacios
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 547)


We calculate the saddle points or energy barriers that prevent the vortex escape and entrance in superconducting mesoscopic disks. As result of the metastability of the vorticity,the system can exhibit paramagnetic response.From the height of the barriers we conclude that the transition points between vortex configurations with different vorticity observed in the experiments cannot be explained either on the basis of energetic instabilities or thermal activation.


Local Minimum Saddle Point Cooper Pair Topological Charge Giant Vortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Palacios
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  1. 1.Dept. de Física Teórica de la Materia CondensadaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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