Title
Magneto-optical imaging of flux penetration into arrays of <tex>$Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8}$</tex> microdisks Magneto-optical imaging of flux penetration into arrays of <tex>$Bi_{2}Sr_{2}CaCu_{2}O_{8}$</tex> microdisks
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Lancaster, Pa ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : solid state. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 1978
Volume/pages
78(2008) :13 , p. 132501,1-132501,4
ISSN
0556-2805
ISI
000260574200018
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We have used differential magneto-optical (MO) imaging to investigate the mixed state of superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+ (BSCCO) microdisks fabricated on a single-crystal sample. MO difference images of the stray field distribution over a range of out-of-plane fields allow us to distinguish between flux that is penetrating the disks and that entering the underlying BSCCO platelet. We find that flux preferentially flows along linear defects into the interstitial platelet regions up to a characteristic field Hp, above which flux enters the disks. We identify this as the field of first penetration of pancake vortices over the Bean-Livingston barrier around the disks, where Hp(T) at intermediate temperatures is well described by an exponentially decaying function with a characteristic temperature T0=19 K. At a given temperature, a minority of the disks exhibit a lower penetration field and we correlate the location of these disks with the linear defects in the BSCCO crystal.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/d500c1/0ce53456.pdf
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