Stability of current-carrying states in Josephson-junction arrays

E. K F Dang, G. Halász, B. L. Györffy

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Abstract

Analytic and numerical calculations are presented for current-carrying states in frustrated Josephson-junction arrays. In particular, we study a family of states which are a generalization of the ''staircase'' states proposed by Halsey. For the fully frustrated case, it is possible to obtain exact analytic solutions explicitly in terms of the net supercurrent orientation. We find states that carry currents up to critical values of Ic1 which are larger than the intrinsic critical currents Ic0 obtained previously by other authors. However, an analysis of the stability of these new states shows that they are unstable to fluctuations in the phases of the superconducting grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8353-8359
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume46
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Stability of current-carrying states in Josephson-junction arrays. / Dang, E. K F; Halász, G.; Györffy, B. L.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 46, No. 13, 1992, p. 8353-8359.

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Dang, E. K F ; Halász, G. ; Györffy, B. L. / Stability of current-carrying states in Josephson-junction arrays. In: Physical Review B. 1992 ; Vol. 46, No. 13. pp. 8353-8359.
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