Observation of the transverse force on moving vortices in YBCO films
1997 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 78, no 1, 122-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have designed a mechanical experiment to measure the total transverse force on moving vortices in a type II superconductor. The vortices are driven into motion by the vibration of a magnet above a superconducting YBCO film. The transverse force is measured by monitoring the motion of the superconductor in response. The advantage of this direct force measurement is that it is free from complications due to the vortex interaction. Our results are consistent with the Ao-Thouless theory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 78, no 1, 122-125 p.
YBCO, superconductivity, high transition temperature superconductors, HiTc, vortex motion, vortices, magnetic effects, magnetic forces
Condensed Matter Physics
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-25750DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-25750DiVA: diva2:233571