Low Temperature Physics: 43, 889 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4995642
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 43, Number 7 (July 2017), p. 1109-1112    ( to contents , go back )

On massive photons inside a superconductor as follows from London and Ginzburg–Landau theory

R. de Bruyn Ouboter

Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University P.O. 9506, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
E-mail: r.de.bruijn.ouboter@umail.leidenuniv.nl

A.N. Omelyanchouk

B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 47 Nauky Ave., Kharkiv 61103, Ukraine

Received April 3, 2017

Abstract

A phenomenological derivation in the frame of London`s and Ginzburg–Landau theories is given that photons behave inside a superconductor as if they have mass.

PACS: 03.50.De Classical electromagnetism, Maxwell equations;
PACS: 31.30.J– Relativistic and quantum electrodynamic (QED) effects in atoms, molecules, and ions;
PACS: 74.20.De Phenomenological theories (two-fluid, Ginzburg–Landau, etc.).

Key words: massive photon, inside a superconductor, London and Ginzburg–Landau theory.

Published online: May 25, 2017

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