Flux-reorientation in irradiated YBa2Cu3O7 and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 crystals

L. Klein, E. R. Yacoby, Y. Yeshurun, M. Konczykowski, F. Holtzberg, K. Kishio

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Pinning by columnar defects in irradiated YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 (BSCCO) crystals is most efficient when the field is parallel to the defect. However, in the low field limit the remanent magnetization is independent of the direction of the field, indicating that the fluxons flop towards the columnar defect. The flux-flop is almost temperature independent in YBCO and strongly temperature dependent in BSCCO due to the different nature of the vortices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 20 Apr 1993

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This work is supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Technology and in part by the U.S.A.-Israel Binational Science Foundation.


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