We numerically solve the coupled Landau-Ginzburg-Maxwell equations for a model of a spin triplet px+ipy superconductor in which whole or half-quanta of flux thread through a hole. We recover the pattern of stable and unstable regions for the half-flux quanta observed in a recent experiment. We also examine a scenario with bent, Abrikosov integer vortices and find it implausible for the thin, mesoscopic ring geometry considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 6 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics