Current driven organization of magnetic vortices

E. Y. Andrei, Z. L. Xiao, W. Henderson, M. J. Higgins, P. Shuk, M. Greenblatt

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We report on a novel form of organization of magnetic vortices in a superconductor driven by a current. By following the vortex motion with fast transport measurements we show that the current enables the system to escape out of metastable states and explore its energy landscape. At low fields and temperatures the system relaxes into an ordered vortex lattice while just below Hc2 it is in a disordered state. In the intermediate region the vortex state can be controlled by an external driving current. In this regime the critical current can be either increased or decreased with an appropriate driving current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Pr10-5-Pr10-9
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 International Workshop on ELectronic Crystals (ECRYS-99) - La Colle-sur-Loup, France
Duration: May 31 1999Jun 5 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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