Ginzburg Landau Theory for d-Wave Pairing and Fourfold Symmetric Vortex Core Structure

Kaoki Enomoto, Masanori Ichioka, Kazushige Machida

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The Ginzburg Landau theory for dx2-y2-wave superconductors is constructed, by starting from the Gor'kov equation with including correction terms up to the next order of ln(Tc/T). Some of the non-local correction terms are found to break the cylindrical symmetry and lead to the fourfold symmetric core structure, reflecting the internal degree of freedom in the pair potential. Using this extended Ginzburg Landau theory, we investigate the fourfold symmetric structure of the pair potential, current and magnetic field around an isolated single vortex, and clarify concretely how the vortex core structure deviates from the cylindrical symmetry in the dx2-y2-wave superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-214
Number of pages11
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


  • Ginzburg Landau theory
  • Vortex core structure
  • d-wave superconductor

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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