Density dependence of the rectification of vortex motion in a circular asymmetric channel

N. S. Lin, V. R. Misko, T. W. Heitmann, K. Yu, Britton Plourde

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Abstract

We study the rectification of vortex motion in an asymmetric ring channel in a Corbino setup. With an applied ac current, the motion of vortices in the channel is rectified by the asymmetric potential and induces a dc net flow. The net flow in such a system strongly depends on vortex density, and we distinguish "single-vortex" rectification regime (for low density, when each vortex is rectified individually) determined by the potential-energy landscape inside each cell of the channel and "multi-vortex", or "collective", rectification (high density case) when the interaction between vortices becomes important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume479
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Keywords

  • Corbino disk
  • Mesoscopic superconductors
  • Ratchet effect

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

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Density dependence of the rectification of vortex motion in a circular asymmetric channel. / Lin, N. S.; Misko, V. R.; Heitmann, T. W.; Yu, K.; Plourde, Britton.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 479, 09.2012, p. 137-139.

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