Vortex Dynamics and the hall anomaly: A microscopic analysis

Anne Van Otterlo, Mikhail Feigel'Man, Vadim Geshkenbein, Gianni Blatter

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We present a microscopic derivation of the equation of motion for a vortex in a superconductor. A coherent view on vortex dynamics is obtained, in which both hydrodynamics and the vortex core contribute to the forces acting on a vortex. The competition between these two provides an interpretation of the observed sign change in the Hall angle in superconductors with mean free path l of the order of the coherence length ξ in terms of broken particle-hole symmetry, which is related to details of the microscopic mechanism of superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3736-3739
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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