Vortex pinning by competing disorder: bose-glass to vortex-glass crossover

Oussena, M., de Groot, P.A.J., Deligiannis, K., Volkozub, A.V., Gagnon, R. and Taillefer, L. (1996) Vortex pinning by competing disorder: bose-glass to vortex-glass crossover. Physical Review Letters, 76, (14), 2559-2562. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.2559).


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Magnetization measurements have been used to study the Bose-glass to vortex-glass crossover in YBa2Cu3O7-x crystals by varying the angle theta between the field and the twin planes. Two critical angles theta L and theta K are found: For theta < theta L, vortices lock in to the twin planes; for theta L< theta < theta K, a kinked vortex structure occurs; for theta > theta K, hysteresis loops reproduce the magnetic response of the untwinned regions where pinning is produced by random point defects. The angles theta K and theta L depend only on the disorder in the untwinned regions and scale with [ Delta M( theta K)]-0.5, where Delta M( theta K) is the hysteresis width for theta > theta K.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.2559
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy > Quantum, Light and Matter
ePrint ID: 14744
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14744

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