Flux Quantization and the Current-Carrying State in a Superconducting Cylinder

Phys. Rev. 126, 116 – Published 1 April 1962
H. J. Lipkin, M. Peshkin, and L. J. Tassie


London's phenomenological theory is modified to include quantization of angular momentum in the boson gas model of a superconductor. The modified London equation is solved in ring geometry to find the magnetic field in the penetration region. The unit of flux quantization is obtained for all thicknesses of the superconductor. The relation between angular momentum and kinetic energy in the current-carrying state is discussed briefly.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.126.116

  • Received 22 August 1961
  • Revised 5 December 1961
  • Published in the issue dated April 1962

© 1962 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

H. J. Lipkin*, M. Peshkin, and L. J. Tassie

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Illinois

  • *On leave from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Fulbright Scholar on leave from Australian National University.

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