Numerically implemented perturbation method for the nonlinear magnetic moment of an anisotropic superconductor

Igor Žutić, Oriol T. Valls

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Abstract

We present a method to compute the magnetic moment of a bulk, finite-size, three-dimensional, anisotropic superconductor. Our numerically implemented perturbative procedure is based on a solution of the nonlinear Maxwell-London electrodynamic equations, where we include the nonlinear relation between current and gauge invariant velocity. The method exploits the small ratio of the finite penetration depths to the sample size. We show how to treat the open boundary conditions over an infinite domain and the continuity requirement at the interface. We demonstrate how our method substantially reduces the computational work required, and discuss its implementation to an oblate spheroid. The numerical solution is obtained from a finite-difference method. We briefly discuss the relevance of this work to similar problems in other fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-353
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Volume136
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1997

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