Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics vol:81 issue:2
In type-1.5 superconductors, vortices emerge in clusters, which grow in size with increasing magnetic field. These vortex clusters and their field dependence are directly visualized by scanning superconducting quantum interference device microscopy at very low vortex densities in MgB2 single crystals. Our observations are elucidated by simulations based on a two-gap Ginzburg-Landau theory in the type-1.5 regime.