Proof of the De Gennes formula for thesuperheating eld in the weak limitCatherine

Abstract

In continuation with our preceding paper 3] concerning the su-perconducting lm, we present in this article new estimates for the superheating eld in the weak limit. The principal result is the proof of the existence of a nite superheating eld h sh;+ () (obtained by restricting the usual deenition of the superheating eld to solutions of the Ginzburg-Landau system (f; A) with f positive) in the case of a semi-innnite interval. The bound is optimal in the limit ! 0 and permits to prove (combining with our previous results) the De Gennes formula 2 ? 3 4 = lim !0 1 2 h sh;+ () 1 The proof is obtained by improving slightly the estimates given in 3] where an upper bound was found but under the additional condition that the function f was bounded from below by some xed constant > 0.

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@inproceedings{Helffer1995ProofOT, title={Proof of the De Gennes formula for thesuperheating eld in the weak limitCatherine}, author={Bernard Helffer and Catherine BOLLEY and Catherine Bolley}, year={1995} }