Classical analogy for the deflection of flux avalanches by a metallic layer
Journal article, 2014

Sudden avalanches of magnetic flux bursting into a superconducting sample undergo deflections of their trajectories when encountering a conductive layer deposited on top of the superconductor. Remarkably, in some cases the flux is totally excluded from the area covered by the conductive layer. We present a simple classical model that accounts for this behaviour and considers a magnetic monopole approaching a semi-infinite conductive plane. This model suggests that magnetic braking is an important mechanism responsible for avalanche deflection.

eddy currents

magnetic braking

flux avalanches


J. Brisbois

University of Liège

B. Vanderheyden

University of Liège

F. Colauto

Federal University of São Carlos

M. Motta

Federal University of São Carlos

W. A. Ortiz

Federal University of São Carlos

Joachim Fritzsche

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

N. D. Nguyen

University of Liège

B. Hackens

Universite catholique de Louvain

O. A. Adami

University of Liège

A. V. Silhanek

University of Liège

New Journal of Physics

1367-2630 (ISSN)

Vol. 16 Art. no. 103003- 103003

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Physical Sciences



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