Magnetic flux pinning in high-Tc grain boundary junctions in low magnetic fields

A. H. Tuohimaa, J. A.J. Paasi

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The magnetic flux pinning properties of high-Tc grain boundary junctions in low magnetic fields are studied here numerically. The grain boundary junctions are modelled as inductive, one-dimensional arrays of narrow Josephson junctions, consisting of both conventional (0)-junctions and unconventional (π)-junctions. Attention is paid especially to the influence of (π)-junctions on flux pinning in the array. The results show that the presence of unconventional (π)-junctions among conventional Josephson junctions may significantly improve magnetic flux pinning in arrays where the parameter β = 2πLIJ0 is low (β<π).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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