Regular Article - Solid State and Materials
Description of zero field steps on the potential energy surface of a Frenkel-Kontorova model for annular Josephson junction arrays
Mathematisches Institut, Universität Leipzig, PF 100920, 04009, Leipzig, Germany
2 Departament de Química Inorgànica i Orgànica, Secció de Química Orgànica, and Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
Accepted: 5 May 2021
Published online: 20 May 2021
We explain the emergence of zero field steps (ZFS) in a Frenkel-Kontorova (FK) model for a 1D annular chain being a model for an annular Josephson junction array. We demonstrate such steps for a case with a chain of 10 phase differences. We necessarily need the periodic boundary conditions. We propose a mechanism for the jump from M fluxons to in the chain.
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