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Quasi-particle states of a linear chain of vortices in a mixed-state superconductor

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>27/09/1993
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Number of pages6
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We examine the low-lying quasi-particle states of a chain of vortices contained within a thin slab of superconductor and demonstrate that bound states of individual vortices hybridize to form bands of extended states. As a consequence of the phase gradient around a vortex, one such band is centred on zero energy and will therefore contribute to quasi-particle transport at energies far below the superconducting transition temperature.