Vortex lattice transformation in d-wave superconductors with Pauli paramagnetic effect

Kenta M. Suzuki, Masanori Ichioka, Kazushige Machida

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By self-consistently solving the Eilenberger equations in a vortex state, we quantitatively evaluate the free energy for various lattice configurations of the d-wave superconductor under applied magnetic fields along to the c-axis, and discuss the dependence of stable configuration on the paramagnetic effect. By the paramagnetic effect, though the distribution of zero energy local density of states does not extend to the nodal direction above the middle fields, it still has good connection with vortex cores at the nodal directions. Then it makes square vortex lattice stable. We show that there is a first-order orientational transition before rocking into the square vortex lattice at low fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S564-S565
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Anisotropic superconductors
  • Eilenberger theory
  • Paramagnetic effect
  • Vortex lattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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