Electronic structure of a mesoscopic superconducting disk: Quasiparticle tunneling between the giant vortex core and the disk edge

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  • J.P. Pekola

  • A. Samokhvalov
  • I. A. Shereshevskii
  • N. K. Vdovicheva
  • M. Taupin
  • I. M. Khaymovich
  • A. S. Mel'nikov

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  • Lobachevsky State Univ Nizhny Novgorod, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
  • Russian Acad Sci, Russian Academy of Sciences, Inst Phys Microstruct
  • Max Planck Inst Phys Komplexer Syst, Max Planck Society
  • Vienna University of Technology


The electronic structure of the giant vortex states in a mesoscopic superconducting disk is studied in a dirty limit using the Usadel approach. The local density of states profiles are shown to be strongly affected by the effect of quasiparticle (QP) tunneling between the states localized in the vortex core and the ones bound to the sample edge. Decreasing temperature leads to a crossover between the edge-dominated and core-dominated regimes in the magnetic field dependence of the tunneling conductance. This crossover is discussed in the context of the efficiency of quasiparticle cooling by the magnetic-field-induced QP traps in various mesoscopic superconducting devices.


Original languageEnglish
Article number134512
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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