Phenomenological theory of superconductivity near domain walls in ferromagnets

K. V. Samokhin, D. Shirokoff

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Abstract

We develop a phenomenological model of superconductivity near a domain wall in a ferromagnet. In addition to the electromagnetic interaction of the order parameter with the ferromagnetic magnetization, we take into account the possibility of a local enhancement or suppression of superconducting pairing in the vicinity of the wall and also a nonperfect transparency of the wall to electrons. It is found that the critical temperature of superconductivity near the domain wall might be substantially higher than in the bulk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104527
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume71
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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