Supermatching vortex phases in superconducting thin films with antidot lattices

V. V. Metlushko, L. E. Delong, M. Baert, E. Rosseel, M. J. Van Bael, K. Temst, V. V. Moshchalkov, Y. Bruynseraede

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We report AC magnetic susceptibility χ and magnetic relaxation measurements on a superconducting Wcusive Greek chiGe1-cusive Greek chi (cusive Greek chi ≈ 0.67) film with an antidot lattice. We find new interstitial vortex phases stablized by collective flux line interactions in a supermatching regime extending well above the saturation field defined by maximal filling of the antidot lattice by flux. Observations of a nonmonotonic field dependence of matching anomalies in χ and a critical depinning angle in relaxation behavior reveal the existence of flux line lattice phases of relatively low stability at certain matching fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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