Investigation of vortex density in laser-written Π-shaped channel of YBCO bridge by means of I-V dependences

L. Steponaviciene, J. Sulcas, A. Juknaa, G. Jung, V. Plausinaitiene, A. Abrutis, A. Maneikis, M. Gong, R. Sobolewski

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A current-self-induced magnetic field Hj , such that Hc1 < Hj < Hc2 at T < Tc, penetrates a thin-film, type-II superconductor forming the Abrikosov magnetic vortex-antivortex pairs in the film's areas of weakest superconductivity. Our atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy images confirm that in 50 μm wide, 100 μm long and 0.3 μm thick YBa2Cu 3O7-x superconducting devices magnetic flux penetrates first into a 5 μm wide, Π-shaped and partially deoxygenated (x ≈ 0:2) channel for easy vortex motion. When the Lorentz force overcomes pinning force in the channel, the flux starts to move and its drift dissipates energy inducing dc voltage. This work reports on the density of coherently moving vortices along the channel vs. temperature in range from 0:93Tc to 0:97T c. Our simulations show that the vortex density vs. temperature dependence extracted from I-V measurements of our devices follows the temperature dependence of magnetic field penetration depth and the coherence length of the superconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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  • General Physics and Astronomy

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