Title: Inhomogeneity of initial flux penetration in MgB2 single crystals
Authors: Nishio, Taichiro ×
Kramer, Roman
Dao, Vu Hung
Chibotaru, Liviu
Zhigadlo, N D
Karpinski, J
Kadowaki, K
Moshchalkov, Victor #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: North-Holland
Series Title: Physica C, Superconductivity vol:470 pages:S932-S934
Abstract: Vortex patterns at very low vortex densities in high quality MgB2 single crystals are studied by scanning SQUID microscopy. In observations, characteristically vortices tend to line up locally at very low vortex densities and then form vortex cluster structure with increasing applied field. The evolution of vortex clusters is elucidated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations based on a two-gap Ginzburg–Landau (GL) theory with type-1.5 conditions. In both observations and simulations, the average intervortex distance in clusters is independent of the applied field. The agreement confirms that high quality MgB2 single crystals lie in the type-1.5 regime.
ISSN: 0921-4534
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Quantum Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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