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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/107353
Visualizing the ac magnetic susceptibility of superconducting films via magneto-optical imaging
English
Motta, M. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil) > Departamento de Fısica >]
Colauto, F. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil) > Departamento de Fısica >]
Zadorosny, R. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil) > Departamento de Fısica >]
Johansen, T. H. [University of Oslo (Norway) > Department of Physics >]
Dinner, R. B. [University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) > Department of Materials Science >]
Blamire, M. G. [University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) > Department of Materials Science >]
Ataklti, G. W. [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Nanoscale Superconductivity and Magnetism Group >]
Moshchalkov, V. V. [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Nanoscale Superconductivity and Magnetism Group >]
Silhanek, Alejandro mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique de la matière condensée >]
Ortiz, W. mailto [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil) > Departamento de Fısica >]
2011
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
American Physical Society
84
21
214529
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1098-0121
1550-235X
Woodbury
NY
[en] Nanostructured superconductors ; avalanches ; susceptibility
[en] We have established a link between the global ac response and the local flux distribution of superconducting films by combining magnetic ac susceptibility, dc magnetization, and magneto-optical measurements. The investigated samples are three Nb films: a plain specimen, used as a reference sample, and other two films patterned with square arrays of antidots. At low temperatures and small ac amplitudes of the excitation field, the Meissner screening prevents penetration of flux into the sample. Above a certain ac drive threshold, flux avalanches are triggered during the first cycle of the ac excitation. The subsequent periodic removal, inversion, and rise of flux occurs essentially through the already-created dendrites, giving rise to an ac susceptibility signal weakly dependent on the applied field. The intradendrite flux oscillation is followed, at higher values of the excitation field, by a more drastic process consisting of creation of new dendrites and antidendrites. In this more invasive regime, the ac susceptibility shows a clear field dependence. At higher temperatures a smooth penetration occurs, and the flux profile is characteristic of a critical state. We have also shown that the regime dominated by vortex avalanches can be reliably identified by ac susceptibility measurements.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/107353
10.1103/PhysRevB.84.214529

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