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Inertial mass of a superconducting vortex

Chudnovsky, E. M.; Kuklov, A. B.;
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  • Published: 11 Mar 2003
Abstract
We show that a large contribution to the inertial mass of a moving superconducting vortex comes from transversal displacements of the crystal lattice. The corresponding part of the mass per unit length of the vortex line is $M_{l} = ({\rm m}_e^2c^{2}/64{\pi}{\alpha}^{2}{\mu}{\lambda}_{L}^{4})\ln({\lambda}_{L}/{\xi})$ , where ${\rm m}_{e}$ is the the bare electron mass, $c$ is the speed of light, ${\alpha}=e^{2}/{\hbar}c {\approx} 1/137$ is the fine structure constant, ${\mu}$ is the shear modulus of the solid, ${\lambda}_{L}$ is the London penetration length and ${\xi}$ is the coherence length. In conventional superconductors, this mass can be comparable to or e...
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arXiv: Condensed Matter::Superconductivity
free text keywords: Condensed Matter - Superconductivity
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