Spontaneous flux and magnetic-interference patterns in 0-πJosephson junctions

J. R. Kirtley, K. A. Moler, D. J. Scalapino
1997 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
The spontaneous flux generation and magnetic field modulation of the critical current in a 0-pi Josephson junction are calculated for different ratios of the junction length to the Josephson penetration depth, and different ratios of the 0-junction length to the pi-junction length. These calculations apply to a Pb-YBCO c-axis oriented junction with one YBCO twin boundary, as well as other experimental systems. Measurements of such a junction can provide information on the nature of the c-axis
more » ... sephson coupling and the symmetry of the order parameter in YBCO. We find spontaneous flux even for very short symmetric 0-pi junctions, but asymmetric junctions have qualitatively different behavior.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.56.886 fatcat:vtgqroww6re7phcdliim7t2zme