Vortex liquid-to-solid transition in underdoped YBa2Cu3O7-delta single crystals with B parallel to ab
2003 (English)In: Physica. C, Superconductivity, ISSN 0921-4534, Vol. 388, 691-692 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A nearly magnetic field independent vortex liquid-to-solid transition has been observed in both the ab-plane and in the c-axis resistivity of underdoped YBa2Cu3O7-delta single crystals for magnetic fields Bparallel toab-plane. These observations suggest that intrinsic pinning caused by the superconducting layers do neither lead to a system of completely decoupled superconducting layers nor to a smectic vortex phase at high fields. A possible explanation may include a transition driven by changes in elastic properties (e.g., the shear modulus) of the vortex system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 388, 691-692 p.
vortex liquid-to-solid transition, YBa2Cu3O7-delta, single crystals, magnetic-fields, plane
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22559DOI: 10.1016/S0921-4534(02)02465-6ISI: 000183340300336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-22559DiVA: diva2:341257
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