Critical current from surface barriers in type-II superconducting strips

Maamar Benkraouda, John R. Clem

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Extending a model we previously used to calculate magnetization hysteresis arising from the geometrical barrier in a flat, bulk-pinning-free type-II superconducting strip subjected to a perpendicular magnetic field (Formula presented) we here calculate the contribution, arising from screening currents on the top and bottom surfaces, to the magnetic-field-dependent critical current (Formula presented) due to surface barriers, including both the geometrical barrier and the Bean-Livingston barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15103-15107
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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