Title: Suppression of matching field effects by splay and pinning energy dispersion in YBa2Cu3O7 with columnar defects
Authors: Niebieskikwiat, D ×
Silhanek, Alejandro
Civale, L
Nieva, G
Levy, P
Krusin-Elbaum, L #
Issue Date: Apr-2001
Publisher: Published for the American Physical Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter vol:63 issue:14 pages:-
Abstract: We report measurements of the irreversible magnetization M-i of a large number of YBa2Cu3O7 single crystals with columnar defects (CD). Some of them exhibit a maximum in M-i when the density of vortices equals the density of tracks, at temperatures above 40 K. We show that the observation of these matching field effects is constrained to those crystals where the orientational and pinning energy dispersion of the CD system lies below a certain threshold. The amount of such dispersion is determined by the mass and energy of the irradiation ions, and by the crystal thickness. Time relaxation measurements show that the matching effects are associated with a reduction of the creep rate, and occur deep into the collective pinning regime.
ISSN: 0163-1829
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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