SuperScreen: An open-source package for simulating the magnetic response of two-dimensional superconducting devices
Published in Computer Physics Communications, 2022
Citation: Logan Bishop-Van Horn and Kathryn A. Moler , "SuperScreen: An open-source package for simulating the magnetic response of two-dimensional superconducting devices", Computer Physics Communications Volume 280, November 2022, 108464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2022.108464
Summary: Quantitative understanding of the spatial distribution of magnetic fields and Meissner screening currents in two-dimensional (2D) superconductors and mesoscopic thin film superconducting devices is critical to interpreting the results of magnetic measurements of such systems. This paper introduces SuperScreen, an open-source Python package for simulating the response of 2D superconductors to trapped flux and applied time-independent or quasi-DC magnetic fields for any value of the effective magnetic penetration depth, Λ. Given an applied magnetic field, SuperScreen solves the 2D London equation using an efficient matrix inversion method to obtain the Meissner currents and magnetic fields in and around structures composed of one or more superconducting thin films of arbitrary geometry. SuperScreen can be used to model screening effects and calculate self- and mutual-inductance in thin film superconducting devices.