Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Department of Mathematics ============================================ PDE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR ============================================ DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 SPEAKER: Yaniv Almog (LSU) TITLE: The stability of the normal state of superconductors in the presence of electric currents and magnetic fields PLACE: Room 814, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion TIME: 14:30 ABSTRACT: We consider the linearization of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau near the normal state. We assume that an electric current is applied through the sample, which captures the half-plane, inducing thereby, a magnetic field. We evaluate the critical current, for which the normal state loses its stability, in the limits of small and large normal conductivity. For further info: Gershon Wolansky <gershonw@math.technion.ac.il> For past and future Applied Math/PDE seminars: <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/pde/seminar.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Gershon Wolansky <gershonw@math.technion.ac.il>