If superconductors change as fast as possible as they pass through a phase transition, then the initial domain structure is constrained by causality. We shall see that Josephson junctions do indeed display such behaviour. However, we shall argue that causal bounds arise through the Gaussian nature of the order parameter, which can be thought of as a consequence of instabilities growing as fast as possible.
|Journal||Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical and Engineering sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|