Absence of correlated flux pinning by columnar defects in irradiated epitaxial Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 thin films

Citation
F. Hillmer et al., Absence of correlated flux pinning by columnar defects in irradiated epitaxial Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 thin films, PHYSICA C, 311(1-2), 1999, pp. 11-18
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
PHYSICA C
ISSN journal
0921-4534 → ACNP
Volume
311
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
11 - 18
Database
ISI
SICI code
0921-4534(19990101)311:1-2<11:AOCFPB>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Using heavy-ion irradiation, we produced columnar defects of different dens ity and orientation in epitaxial Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 thin films. Although this in creases the normal state resistivity and the critical temperature is reduce d proportionally to the volume fraction of damaged material, pinning-relate d quantities like critical current density, activation energy and depinning field are enhanced in external magnetic fields. Transport measurements in dependence of the magnetic field and its orientation consistently indicate two-dimensional pinning of pancake vortices at the columnar defects. We obs erve the absence of correlated flux pinning by columnar defects and compare to heavy-ion-irradiated single crystals and tapes, where line-like correla tions have been observed. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserve d.