Flux pinning mechanisms in ErNi2B2C
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Flux pinning mechanisms in ErNi2B2C. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 6409 (9). -. ISSN 0163-1829Full text not available from this repository.
We present local Hall probe measurements of the superconducting and magnetically ordered material ErNi2B2C (T-c similar or equal to 10.5 K, T-N similar or equal to 6 K). The onset of incommensurate antiferromagnetic order at T-N, within the superconducting state, results in an increase in vortex pinning for B parallel toc. For B perpendicular toc no increase in pinning is observed at T-N, consistent with the notion of vortex pinning by planar magnetic domain boundaries for B parallel toc. The development of a weak ferromagnetic component below T-wf similar or equal to 2.5 K results in a further increase in pinning for both orientations, suggesting that a different mechanism is responsible for this second increase at lower temperatures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Date:||1 September 2001|
|Number of Pages:||4|
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