Enhancement of c-axis vortex correlation by twin boundaries and columnar defects

E. Righi, S. Grigera, D. López, G. Nieva, F. de la Cruz, L. Civale, G. Pasquini, P. Levy

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We report on transport measurements using the flux transformer configuration in a twinned single crystal of (Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented) with columnar defects. The vortex liquid shows velocity correlation along the c axis (the direction of the applied magnetic field and the columnar defects) at temperatures that correspond to an uncorrelated liquid in unirradiated samples of the same thickness. These results and previous work about the effect of twin boundaries on vortex velocity correlation show that phase coherence in the field direction is not an intrinsic property of vortex liquids but one induced by extended defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5663-5665
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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