Vortex solid-solid phase transition in an untwinned (formula presented) crystal

D. Giller, A. Shaulov, Y. Yeshurun

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Local magnetic measurements vs temperature in an untwinned (Formula presented) crystal reveal an abrupt increase in the local magnetization at a field-dependent temperature, well below the melting line. At the same field and temperature a pronounced kink is observed in the local magnetization vs field curves. The line (Formula presented) describing the locations of these anomalies in the field-temperature phase diagram divides the vortex solid phase into two regions characterized by weak and strong pinning. A recently developed model describing the vortex solid-solid disorder-induced phase transition explains quantitatively the observed behavior of (Formula presented) From this behavior we infer that the microscopic origin of pinning in (Formula presented) is fluctuations in the charge-carrier mean free path.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


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