In this paper we consider the asymptotic behavior of the Ginzburg-Landau model for superconductivity in three dimensions, in various energy regimes. Through an analysis via Γ-convergence, we rigorously derive a reduced model for the vortex density and deduce a curvature equation for the vortex lines. In the companion paper (Baldo et al. Commun. Math. Phys. 2012, to appear) we describe further applications to superconductivity and superfluidity, such as general expressions for the first critical magnetic field H c1, and the critical angular velocity of rotating Bose-Einstein condensates.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Mechanical Engineering