Distance between vortices in a thin YBa2Cu3O 7 film in parallel magnetic field

H. Lauter, V. Lauter-Pasyuk, M. Jernenkov, M. Meschke, A. Petrenko, M. Lorenz, V. Aksenov

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A direct measurement of the distance between the vortices was performed by neutron surface diffraction. The vortices were created by an external magnetic field Hext parallel to the surface of a thin YBa2Cu 3O7 film. The behavior of the equilibrium vortex configurations in increasing Hext beyond the first critical field was studied. The distances between vortices within the vortex rows parallel to the sample surface were deduced from the positions of the Bragg-peaks measured in grazing incidence configuration GID for Hext = 1.0 and 1.5T. The obtained values of the distance of 445 and 480 Å, respectively, belong to the equilibrium configurations with four and five vortex rows perpendicular to the film surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e331-e334
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2004


  • Grazing incidence diffraction
  • HT thin films
  • Vortex row transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lauter, H., Lauter-Pasyuk, V., Jernenkov, M., Meschke, M., Petrenko, A., Lorenz, M., & Aksenov, V. (2004). Distance between vortices in a thin YBa2Cu3O 7 film in parallel magnetic field. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 350(1-3 SUPPL. 1), e331-e334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2004.03.081