Title: Scanning Hall probe microscopy of unconventional vortex patterns in the two-gap MgB2 superconductor
Authors: Gutierrez Royo, Joffre ×
Raes, Bart
Silhanek, Alejandro
Zhigadlo, N. D
Karpinski, J
Tempere, Jacques
Moshchalkov, Victor #
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics vol:85 issue:9 pages:-1-7
Article number: 094511
Abstract: The low magnetic field vortex patterns nucleation and evolution in a high-quality two-gap superconductor MgB2 single crystal have been investigated by low-temperature scanning Hall probe microscopy. Large areas have been imaged with single-vortex resolution while changing systematically the thermodynamic parameters for field and temperature. The obtained patterns have been studied and compared with those of a reference 2H-NbSe2 single crystal. We found that the observed vortex patterns in MgB2 (e.g., stripes, clusters) appear due to competing vortex-vortex interactions as suggested by the theory of type-1.5 superconductivity.
ISSN: 1098-0121
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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