Magneto-optical measurements in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ demonstrate enhanced effects of transient disordered vortex states (TDVS) in a prism-shaped sample. The existence of such transient states is indicated by the appearance of a sharp change ('break') in the slope of the induction profiles. As the external magnetic field is swept up or down, the break, which signifies the front of the TDVS, moves towards the sample center at a constant velocity determined by the rate of change of the external field. We discuss the results in terms of a competition between injection and annealing processes, the latter being ineffective in the prism due to direct injection of disorder into the bulk through surface barriers distributed along the tilted facets of the prism.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications|
|Issue number||SPEC. ISS.|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2007|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research is supported by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) – Center of Excellence Program (Grant No. 828/05) and the Heinrich Hertz Minerva Center for High Temperature Superconductivity.
- Metastable vortex states
- Surface barriers