Low Temperature Physics: 36, 39 (2010); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3292283 (20 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 36, Number 1 (January 2010), p. 50-73    ( to contents , go back )

Nonlinear electrodynamics of the vortex matter in hard superconductors

I.F. Voloshin, L.M. Fisher

ФГУП "Всероссийский электротехнический институт" ул. Красноказарменная, 12, г. Москва, 111250, Россия
E-mail: fisher@vei.ru

V.A. Yampol'skii

A. Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 12 Acad. Proskura Str., Kharkov 61085, Ukraine
E-mail: yam@kharkov.ua
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Received June 22, 2009


We discuss nontrivial properties of the vortex matter in hard superconductors caused by a specific nonlinearity of the material equations. The collapse of the transport current and static magnetization of superconductors under the action of an external orthogonal ac magnetic field, appearance of jumps in a temporal dependence of the electric field at a sample surface due to the nonlinear interaction of electromagnetic waves with different frequencies, a specific stepwise penetration of the electromagnetic field into anisotropic superconductors are considered in this review. Nonlocal effects resulting in essential modification of the nonlinear phenomena are also a subject of the review. We paid a special attention to a unique phenomenon of the macroturbulent instability in hard superconductors, related to an anisotropic flow of the Abrikosov vortices. The majority of results reviewed are based on original experimental and theoretical studies performed with the participation of the authors.

PACS: 74.25.F– Transport properties;
PACS: 74.25.Wx Vortex pinning (includes mechanisms and flux creep);
PACS: 74.40.Gh Nonequilibrium superconductivity.

Key words: Abrikosov vortices, collapse of static magnetization, nonlocal effects, macroturbulent instability.

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