Magnetic vortices for a Ginzburg-Landau type energy with discontinuous constraint
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 16 (2010) no. 3, pp. 545-580.

This paper is devoted to an analysis of vortex-nucleation for a Ginzburg-Landau functional with discontinuous constraint. This functional has been proposed as a model for vortex-pinning, and usually accounts for the energy resulting from the interface of two superconductors. The critical applied magnetic field for vortex nucleation is estimated in the London singular limit, and as a by-product, results concerning vortex-pinning and boundary conditions on the interface are obtained.

DOI: 10.1051/cocv/2009009
Classification: 35J60, 35J20, 35J25, 35B40, 35Q55, 82D55
Keywords: generalized Ginzburg-Landau energy functional, proximity effects, global minimizers, unique positive solution, vortices
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Kachmar, Ayman. Magnetic vortices for a Ginzburg-Landau type energy with discontinuous constraint. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 16 (2010) no. 3, pp. 545-580. doi : 10.1051/cocv/2009009. http://archive.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/cocv/2009009/

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