Meissner response of superconductors with inhomogeneous penetration depths

TitleMeissner response of superconductors with inhomogeneous penetration depths
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKogan VG, Kirtley JR
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Volume83
Pages214521
Date Published06
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberWOS:000292252300007
Abstract

We discuss the Meissner response to a known field source of superconductors having inhomogeneities in their penetration depth. We simplify the general problem by assuming that the perturbations of the fields by the penetration depth inhomogeneities are small. We present expressions for inhomogeneities in several geometries, but concentrate for comparison with experiment on planar defects, perpendicular to the sample surfaces, with superfluid densities different from the rest of the samples. These calculations are relevant for magnetic microscopies, such as Scanning Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) and Magnetic Force Microscope, which image the local diamagnetic susceptibility of a sample.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.83.214521
Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. B