Comments on summation of elementary pinning forces

Kaoru Yamafuji, Teruo Matsushita, Takanori Fujiyoshi, Kiyoshi Toko

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Some comments are made on existing theories of the macroscopic pinning force on the basis of our recent theory. The theory was developed using irreversible statistical thermodynamics from the viewpoint that the pinning force is the value of the Lorentz force at a bifurcation point where the transport current density equals the critical current density. Above this bifurcation point a nondissipative state of the fluxoid lattice carrying the transport current becomes unstable and a dynamic dissipative state called the flux flow appears. The Ising spin system is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryogenic Engineering
PublisherPubl by Plenum Publ Corp
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0306428016
Publication statusPublished - 1988
EventProceedings of the Seventh International Cryogenic Materials Conference - ICMC - St. Charles, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 14 1987Jun 18 1987


OtherProceedings of the Seventh International Cryogenic Materials Conference - ICMC
CitySt. Charles, IL, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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