Publications in Scientific Journals:
D. Chen, E. Pardo, A. Sanchez:
"Numerical calculations of the driving force on an Abrikosov vortex";
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications,
The driving force on an Abrikosov vortex is calculated numerically from the London equation and
involved energies for a vortex perpendicular to the screening current near the surface of a superconductor.
Compared with previous analytical derivation of the total force, the partial magnetic, kinematic, and
external forces are also obtained so that the nature of the driving force may be deeply discussed. It is
shown that the force is neither a Lorentz force nor a Magnus force as often believed and that in order
to get a correct result, the image effects and the work done by the applied field must be taken into
account. A name of London force is suggested for the driving force. A deep understanding of the nature
of the driving force on Abrikosov vortices may also be important in the study of vortex pinning and
dynamics in type-II superconductors.
Abrikosov vortex, Driving force, London equation, Magnus force, Lorentz force
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