Turbulent relaxation in the vortex lattice

M. R. Koblischka, T. H. Johansen, M. Baziljevich, H. Hauglin, H. Bratsberg, B. Ya Shapiro

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The time dependence of flux patterns of an untwinned YBa2Cu3O7-δ single crystal showing the "meandering instability" is observed at T = 65 K using magneto-optical imaging. When applying a reversed external field to a remanent state, along the front of penetrating antivortices, flux droplets are formed which can separate from the flux front and move in a spiral-like fashion. It is shown that the vortices along the flux front are in fast motion. These observations are discussed using a newly developed theory. Furthermore, the flux patterns are analyzed in terms of flux creep.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb 15
Externally publishedYes

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    Koblischka, M. R., Johansen, T. H., Baziljevich, M., Hauglin, H., Bratsberg, H., & Shapiro, B. Y. (1998). Turbulent relaxation in the vortex lattice. Europhysics Letters, 41(4), 419-424. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i1998-00167-2