Square flux lines in YNi2B2C
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Square flux lines in YNi2B2C. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 58 (22). pp. 14767-14770. ISSN 0163-1829Full text not available from this repository.
Magnetic fields penetrate a type-II superconductor via quantized Bur lines. Why these flux lines sometimes form square arrays, as in YNi2B2C with the field parallel to the c axis, rather than the expected hexagonal ordering, has long fascinated physicists and has eluded a simple explanation. Our latest measurements on YNi2B2C prove conclusively that the London penetration depth within the a-b plane is not isotropic. This anisotropy of the London depths implies that the cross section of an individual flux line has square symmetry, which makes a square lattice energetically favored over the more prosaic hexagonal ordering. [S0163-1829(98)51146-0].
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Official Date:||1 December 1998|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 14767-14770|
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