Anisotropy-enhanced vortex pinning by randomly splayed extended defects in high-Tc superconductors

L. Krusin-Elbaum, G. Blatter, J. R. Thompson, J. Ullmann, C. W. Chu

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Using uniformly splayed pinning landscape as a tool in the family of Hg-based cuprate superconductors, we (i) demonstrate that such splayed correlated disorder pins vortices stronger in materials with higher anisotropy and (ii) find a consistent description of this systematic trend through an effective rescaling scheme. This scheme demonstrates that in highly anisotropic superconductors extended pinning defects need not be aligned for optimal pinning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Event9th Japan-US Workshop on High-Tc Superconductors - Yamanashi, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 131999 Oct 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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